Post’s Baghdad security chief involved in rescue in Phoenix

By Terri Rupar, February 3, 2014

The former security chief for The Washington Post’s Baghdad bureau was involved in the rescue of a man from a burning home in Phoenix over the weekend.

Muhanned al-Kusairy, who was the bureau’s security chief from 2003 to 2009, was one of four neighbors who helped pull Bill Clemons, a retired Marine, out of his burning house around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to Phoenix’s ABC 15. They report that Kusairy was returning home from a late shift driving a limo and saw the smoke. Phoenix Fire Capt. Ruben Saavedra told the TV station that Clemons is in extremely critical condition.

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