Two members of the Vermont Army National Guard in Iraq died in an ambush south of Baghdad on Tuesday: Specialist Alan Bean of Bridport and Sergeant Kevin Sheehan of Milton. They were members of a Williston-based field artillery unit and were retrained to serve as military police before leaving for Iraq in March.
Six Vermont soldiers were wounded in the same attack:
Adjutant General Martha Rainville said some of the injured have a longer road to recovery than others. All the injured soldiers have been in touch with their families.