Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky National Guard Soldier dies from combat injury
FRANKFORT, Ky.—A Kentucky National Guard Soldier has died due to injuries incurred in combat more than seven months ago near Samarra, Iraq.
Master Sgt. Clinton Cubert, age 38, of Lawrenceburg, passed away early Sunday morning, April 16, at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Hospital as the result of injuries he sustained on September 11, 2005 when his armored humvee encountered an improvised explosive device (IED). Cubert was assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 2113th (pronounced “twenty-one thirteenth”) Transportation Company during his deployment. The 2113th Transportation Company is based in Paducah.
Cubert has been presented with the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal and the Combat Action Badge for his service in Iraq. He was recognized by the Kentucky State Legislature last month in resolutions passed by both the House and the Senate.
"The death of Master Sgt. Cubert is a tragedy for all of us, especially for his wife, Amy and his two daughters, Alisha and Sarah," said Maj. Gen. Donald C. Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky. "He was a fine soldier and they are a great Kentucky Army National Guard family. Master Sgt. Cubert made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation. His family is in our prayers and we will continue to support them throughout their time of grief.”
Cubert is the tenth Kentucky Army National Guard soldier to lose his life as the result of combat action in Iraq. He is survived by his wife, Amy Powell Cubert and their daughters, Alisha and Sarah.
Amy Powell Cubert said in a statement about her husband: “Clinton was a great father, husband and soldier. He adored our daughters, Alisha and Sarah, and he loved spending time with them hunting, fishing and boating. He loved his community and his country and he will be terribly missed by everyone who knew him.”
Visitation and funeral services for Master Sgt. Cubert will take place on Wednesday, April 19 at the Anderson Christian Church, located at 1631 US 127 in Lawrenceburg. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m.
A graveside memorial with full military honors will be conducted at 3 p.m. at Camp Nelson, Nicholasville.
The family request that memorial contributions be given to Anderson Christian Church.
News media are invited to attend the graveside services.
The Cubert family appreciates the support they have received from their friends and community. They also thank the media for understanding their need to grieve and do not wish to conduct media interviews. Please refer all questions to the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office.