Fort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers died June 3rd when their dismounted patrol encountered an Improvised Explosive Device in Tsamkani, Afghanistan.
Identified were 2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, and Spc. Robert Allan Pierce, 20, of Panama, OK.
2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson
Sisson was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an assistant operations officer. He joined the Army in May 2012, after graduating from Florida State University.
Sisson’s awards include one Bronze Star Medal (posthumous), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Sapper Badge.
Sisson is survived by his parents, Kevin B. Sisson, and Phyllis M. Sisson, both of Phoenix, AZ.
Spc. Robert Allan Pierce
Pierce was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an infantryman. He joined the Army in April 2011, and had served in Korea before arriving to Fort Campbell in August 2012.
Pierce’s awards include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an Overseas Service Ribbon.
Pierce is survived by his spouse, Christian M. Pierce of Huntington, AR, and his parents, Mr. Randy R. Pierce of Panama, OK, and Lonnetta R. Dart of Hartford, AR.
A memorial ceremony will be conducted in Afghanistan.