Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Directs Flags at State Offices at Half-Staff in Memory of Kentucky Guardsman

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 17, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

David Altom

Master Sgt. Clinton Cubert dies from injuries sustained in September

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Master Sgt. Clinton Cubert, 38, of Lawrenceburg.

Cubert, a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 2113th Transportation Company based in Paducah, passed away Sunday morning, April 16, at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Hospital. Cubert was injured September 11, 2005, when his armored humvee encountered an improvised explosive device near Samarra, Iraq.

“The courage and bravery shown by Master Sgt. Cubert will never be forgotten,” said Governor Fletcher. “The First Lady and I send our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family. Master Sgt. Cubert and his fellow members of the Kentucky National Guard will be forever honored for their brave service to our country.”

Flags will remain at half-staff throughout the state until sunset on Wednesday, April 19, the day of Cubert’s funeral.

Cubert is the tenth member of the Kentucky National Guard to die as the result of combat in Iraq.