Beery, Brock Alan (P3, C1, L6)
Staff Sergeant Brock A. Beery, 30, of Whitehouse, Tennessee, was killed when his armored vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device (IED) near Al Habbaniyah, west of Fallujah in Iraq on 23 March 2006. At the time of the incident Beery was driving a fully armored light medium tactical vehicle (LMTV), the Army’s newest version of the 2½ ton truck. Beery was assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor, based in Bowling Green. The unit mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom in March of 2005 and deployed in July 2005. Originally from Warsaw, IN, Beery joined the Indiana National Guard on 23 February 1993 as a seventeen year old high school junior. He completed basic training and advanced individualized training at Fort Benning, GA. In May of 1997 he transferred to the Kentucky Army National Guard, joining Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor in Bowling Green. Staff Sgt. Beery separated from the Guard and entered the individual ready reserve (IRR) 22 February 2000 then later re-joined the Kentucky Army National Guard on 13 February 2001. During his time with the Indiana Army National Guard, he performed a Sinai, Egypt deployment for one year. He also deployed with his unit in 2002 to 2003 for a rotation in Bosnia.
Staff Sergeant Brock A. Beery
- (Park City Daily News, 29 March 2006.)
Staff Sgt. Brock Alan Beery, 30, of White House, Tenn., died at midnight March 23, 2006, in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. The White House, Tenn., native was a training NCO with the Kentucky Army National Guard in Bowling Green. He was a loving husband and a very devoted dad. He enjoyed his family, off road four-wheeling adventures, collecting guns and hunting. He will be posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, The Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was a son of Roger and Pam Beery of Warsaw, Ind., who survive. . .