published Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The military said two Fort Campbell soldiers died in Afghanistan after their unit was struck by an improvised explosive device.

Killed on Monday were 23-year-old 2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson of Phoenix, Ariz., and 20-year-old Spc. Robert Allan Pierce of Panama, Okla. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.Sisson joined the Army about a year ago after graduating from Florida State University.

Pierce joined in April 2011 and served in Korea before arriving at Fort Campbell last August.

Sisson’s survivors include his parents, Kevin B. Sisson and Phyllis M. Sisson, both of Phoenix.

Pierce is survived by his spouse, Christian M. Pierce of Huntington, Ark., and parents, Randy R. Pierce of Panama and Lonnetta R. Dart of Hartford, Ark.

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