Remembering a Fallen Soldier

Photos by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ketterer

LEBANON, KY.—Funeral services were held for Kentucky Army National Guard Sgt. Randy A. Sigley Jr. April 25 at the Lebanon Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ky.

Sigley, 28, of Lebanon, died April 18, 2010 while on duty with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 2123rd Transportation Company at the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. A member of the Kentucky Army National Guard since 2006, Sigley was in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004. He served a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Marines.

Comments at the funeral service were given by Sigley’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. Jeff Stevens of the 103rd Chemical Battalion based out of Richmond, Ky. Stevens reflected on his own observations of Sigley saying he knew he was a professional Soldier after meeting him the first time.

“You could tell just by looking at him and talking to him that he was proud to be a Soldier,” Stevens said.

Stevens also read remarks by Sigley’s company commander, Capt. John Moore, and platoon leader, 2nd Lt. Hershel Anglin, in Afghanistan who both said Sigley was an outstanding Soldier who was well-respected by his peers and other members of the unit.

Interment was held at the Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors.


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