Fort Riley Honors Two Killed in Iraq

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ Two soldiers who were killed in Iraq were remembered in a ceremony at Fort Riley Thursday.

Captain Hayes Clayton and Sergeant First Class Dexter Wheelous both died from a bomb explosion on Christmas Day.

During a memorial service, Command Sergeant Major Peter Burrows said both men epitomized the type of soldier that makes an Army great. He said both were devoted to their families and committed to military ideals.

Clayton was 29 years old and was from Fort Valley, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, who is stationed at Fort Riley, and an infant son.

Wheelous was 37 years old and was from Winder, Georgia. He is survived by his wife and a sister.

Both men were assigned to the First Infantry Division's 842nd Military Transition Team, helping train Iraqi troops.