Fallen Soldier: Clint Joseph Storey

Clint Joseph Storey
Dates: Died August 4, 2006
Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Player: Stephen Campbell Jr.

Army Staff Sgt. Clint Joseph Storey, 30, of Enid, Oklahoma, was assigned to 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. He was killed on August 4th, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq, alongside Sgt. Bradley H. Beste. He was serving under Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Storey joined the military in 1997 as an Army recruiter for three years in Los Angeles before being stationed in Germany and eventually, Iraq. After his passing, his hometown came out in throngs in his honor. Veterans, members of a motorcycle gang and young children, among others lined the streets around the church where his funeral was held. Over 100 people waved flags at Enid Cemetery, where he was buried with full military honors.

His medals and commendations include a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, National Defense, Iraq Campaign and Global War on Terror.

Staff Sgt. Storey left behind his wife, Melissa, and a daughter. Melissa gave birth to their second child in February, one day before what would have been Clint’s 31st birthday. On his birthday, his family makes birthday cakes and sends balloon messages into the sky.