August 29, 2015

Forrest Sibley - U.S. Military fatality - Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, age 31, of Pensacola, Florida, died in the line of duty on August 26, 2015, of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.
Forrest Sibley

On August 25, 2015, he was approaching a vehicle checkpoint when two men dressed as Afghan soldiers opened fire. The Afghan shooters were killed by NATO service members who returned fire. 

Tragically, Forrest passed away the following day.

Staff Sgt. Sibley was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.  He served as a combat controller. 

He had been deployed four times in seven years.  He was the recipient of four Bronze medals.  

He was a military qualified static line jumper, free fall jumper, combat scuba diver and qualified in joint terminal attack control.

Friends describe Forrest as a great guy who treated everyone well. He was bold, energetic, fearless and patriotic. He was helpful and uptempo and liked to have fun with his friends. He cared about the work he was doing for his country.

Forrest's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. He was
Father, place Forrest on the Stairway
to Heaven.
well-respected by his peers. He will be forever remembered.

Forrest's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Forrest is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his mother and father.

Thank you for serving, Forrest.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Forrest.

Pray that Forrest is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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