US Army CPL John P. Sigsbee
US Army Cpl John P. Sigsbee was killed in action in Balad, Iraq on January 16, 2008. He was 21 years old.
Cpl. Sigsbee was from Waterville, NY. He was the son of James and Susan Cornelius Sigsbee. He had two brothers, Jason and Jarid. He was named after his beloved grandfather, John Cornelius, a man he looked up to and shared a close friendship with. He brought much joy to all of his grandparents, John and Genevieve Cornelius, Donald and Margaret Sigsbee and his great grandfather, Robert Sigsbee.
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Cpl. Sigsbee was a 2004 graduate of Waterville Central School and attended Mohawk Valley Community College. John loved the military and was proud to find, in researching his family history, that his family had a long and distinguished record in military service. He was a collector of military memorabilia and had great respect for our military and our country. He was a member of the Helmuth-Ingalls American Legion Post #232 in Franklin Springs, the VFW Post #9591 in Clinton and the National Purple Heart Society.
Cpl. John Sigsbee was devoted to the US Army. He was injured in a roadside bombing outside of Balad, Iraq. After recuperating from his injuries, Cpl. Sigsbee returned to duty in Balad. He received the Purple Heart and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. He was a weapon qualifications expert and everything he did, he did with the greatest respect for his comrades and for our country. Cpl. John Sigsbee, Freedom Park honors you, we will never let you be forgotten. US Army Cpl. John Sigsbee is buried in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.
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