Kentucky Soldier Deaths

By: Katie Weber/Associated Press
By: Katie Weber/Associated Press

All flags will fly at half staff at the state office buildings in the aftermath of the death of another Kentucky Army National Guard soldier.

Master Sergeant Clinton Cubert of Lawrenceburg passed away at Lexington Veterans Affairs hospital from wounds he suffered after a roadside bomb went off near the Humvee he was riding in on Sept. 11 of last year.

Thirty-eight-year-old Cubert was assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's 21 13th Transportation Company.

He is the tenth Kentucky Army National Guard soldier to die as the result of combat in Iraq.

Another Kentuckian was among four marines killed in an explosion in Iraq Saturday.

Twenty-two-year-old Lance Corporal Justin Sims died when his Humvee was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

His father says his son joined the marines after graduating from high school in 2003.

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