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Army Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens

Died October 10, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

35, of Lawton, Okla.; assigned to the 1st Postal Platoon, 834th Adjutant General Company, Miami; died Oct. 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with rockets. Also killed was Spc. Samuel F. Pearson.

Soldier from Florida unit killed in insurgent attack in Iraq

The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — A soldier from a unit in Florida was killed in Iraq, just says before she was due to come home, her family and the military said Oct. 12.

Army Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens was one of two people who died Oct. 10, according to the Department of Defense.

Insurgents fired rockets on Camp Victory in Baghdad from a nearby abandoned school, killing Clamens and Army Spc. Samuel F. Pearson, 28, Westerville, Ohio.

Clamens was assigned to the 1st Postal Platoon, 834th Adjutant General Company, Miami.

Family members in Omaha, Neb., say Lillian Clamens was due to return to Homestead, Fla., next week.

“She was the type of person that was honest,” her niece Sierra Cobbin, of Omaha, told KETV. “She never had a bad bone in her body. She did everything for her family. She was confident, strong and just a very down-to-earth person.”

Clamens, who served in the Army Reserve for 17 years, was a full-time postal worker, and served as an administrative clerk for the unit. She was married with three children.

“She died doing what she wanted to do,” said her sister Dana Cobbin, of Omaha. “I don’t have a sister no more. I miss my baby. I’m going to miss her. I just wanted to see her one last time. She was supposed to come home.”

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