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July 03, 2013
June 28, 2013
I Thank you 2nd Lt. Justin Sisson for your Honor and Bravery serving your Country. You are a true Hero that shall never be forgotten.
My Prayers to Justin's Family and Friends at this sorrowful time of loss of your Dear Loved on.
Wishing All of you Strength now and in the tomorrows to come.
God Bless
June 28, 2013
May your memories of Justin warm your heart and bring you comfort.
June 23, 2013
My husband and I were in the audience in September 2012 when Justin graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Infantry Officer Leaders Course at Ft. Benning. He seemed to be a natural leader, and according to our son, well-deserving of the top spot. After reading other entries, I can see that this was just one of many accomplishments in his too-short life, not the least of which was the wonderful and positive effect he had on fellow soldiers, friends and family.

God Bless You, Justin, we pray that you are safe in His arms, and that your family, especially your parents, find comfort in their memories of you, and hope that one day you will be reunited with them.
June 21, 2013
Just a fellow American realizing the freedoms I have due in part of men like Justin a solider turned hero in my eyes of a man I never knew personally but a fellow American brother who fought for my cause as well of fighting and preserving this great nation freedoms that we all have today. Your one of many hero's in my eyes that I want to acknowledge and thank you for being such am important part of mine as well as everyone else in this nation for the freedoms and liberties we take for granted every day. He not only believed in persevering them, he fought for them! Hats off to you my friend!
Rest assure one day we all will be celebrating eternal life with those loved ones we miss today. Something to look forward to. Stay strong and be filled with the happy memories you were blessed to have had created with him while he was alive. There will be an eternity of many more awaiting you. Now smile as he would want you to be doing. Eternity awaits us as well as Gods promise of being reunited with family and friends once again. May God bless you and comfort you during this time.

Unknown Admirer
June 19, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
June 19, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
June 18, 2013
June 17, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. Words cannot express our deepest sorrow. Thank you Justin for your service.
June 16, 2013
Phyllis and Family,

Thinking of you and your family. Many regrets I lost touch with you and it is now under these circumstances to send thoughts and prayers
June 16, 2013
June 16, 2013
Thank you for your service Justin.
The world has no sorrows that Heaven can not heal. You are Heavens gain.
I am 2nd Lt. Ashley Guy's, FSU C/O 13 ROTC, grand father.
God Bless you and your family.

Bob Cooper
June 16, 2013
Our hearts ache for your family during this time. My husband and I saw the processional on K-7 going the opposite way, but we stopped on our side of the road to pay our respect for him, as well as we both teared up thinking of your family. We didn't know Justin, but my family is also very grateful for the life of 2nd Lt. Sisson. Thank you Justin for keeping us safe. Thank you for raising a heartwarming, caring and handsome young man. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You.
June 16, 2013
I didn't know him, but I am grateful for the sacrifice Justin made for our country. we are the same age and hearing this news broke my heart. May God bless you all at this time. Prayers for the family
June 15, 2013
I happened to see 2nd Lt. Sisson's motorcade on the road today. I just wanted to thank you and him for the sacrifice he made for our country and our freedom.
June 15, 2013
2 LT Sisson had a profound and powerful influence on my son during their tenure together at FSU ROTC and beyond. Justin took the time to mentor my son and his words/actions shaped my own son's path to achieve his goals. I believe my son is a better person/soldier because of Justin's positive example. Thank you so very much for sharing this remarkable young man with us. I know words are not adequate during this time of tremendous loss. While as citizens of this great country we mourn the loss of a hero today, I know his family has lost a beloved son, brother and family member. May Justin rest in peace.
June 14, 2013
God BlessYou Thank you for your service. For mine and my families freedom. Billy Lister Nj
June 14, 2013
I am grateful for the life of 2nd Lt. Sisson. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
June 14, 2013
June 14, 2013
My thoughts are with your family and friends. I am sad of heart, but know this was what you wanted to do. I am so very proud of you. You will always remain "one of my kids" May God be with all who knew and loved you.
Bonnie Jean McHugh -Army ROTC Department
June 14, 2013
You will be greatly missed Justin! I am blessed to know you and your family. Your parents did a wonderful job of raising you! Your grandma was so proud of you, she would give me updates on you when I see her. She showed me all your accomplishments. I loved how you treated your grandma and everyone around you with respect. There are no words to ease this pain but know that my prayers are with your family and friends. We are so lucky to have you in our life! Thank you for being you!
June 14, 2013
Justin, thank you.
June 14, 2013
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Justin will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
June 14, 2013
I am so very humbled to hear this news and send my prayers out to his family and friends. I got to know Justin during our deployment to Mosul, Iraq. If I had to pick a young member out of all the ranks I have ever known in 27 years of service, Justin would be the poster child for the U.S. military. He was devastatingly smart, handsome, and caring to everyone he met. I knew that he was destined for great things and I recognize and congratulate all of his achievements in the short time he was with us. He will never be forgotten.
June 13, 2013
Phyllis, I'm so deeply saddened to hear about your son. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Dickerson
Leavenworth High School - Class of 1980
June 13, 2013
Saluting you tonight, Justin, along with your amazing family. We remember the "wrestling days" back @ BV West like yesterday. Sitting on the hard bleachers all day rooting for "our team". Such fun times... Wouldn't trade a second of it.. Thank you. You are truly a hero & make us & our country so proud. We will honor you forever.
June 13, 2013
I did not know Justin,but from the bottom of my heart Thank You for all you have given
June 13, 2013
As an Army family, God bless Justin and may he be raised up for his ultimate sacrifice and may he never be forgotten. May God Bless your family and may you find peace each day. We lift you and your family up in prayer.
June 13, 2013
...I am so sorry for your loss, "Lo siento mucho"
June 13, 2013
Thank you for serving your country and may GOD bless you and take good care of you
June 13, 2013
THANK YOU 2ND LT SISSON FOR YOUR SERVICES.MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY GOD BE WITH THEM.
June 13, 2013
God be with your family during this time. I did not know Justin, but I am moved by his ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace.
June 13, 2013
Although I did not know your son Justin personally, I want to let you know that we appreciate him and his sacrifice and dedication to our country and may he rest in peace. He gave the ultimate...his life for our freedom. God be with you and your family during this difficult time and may he wrap his arms around you during the days ahead. Thank you Justin for your service.
June 13, 2013
God bless your family. He gave his all. He is a hero. May God grant you peace.
June 13, 2013
Justin--thank you for your service. Air Assault! Rest in Peace with your Brothers in Arms.
June 13, 2013
Thanks for serving our country. He paid the ultimate price. My condolences to everyone in his family. (I'm a thankful United States citizen).
June 13, 2013
Godspeed, Lt Sisson, and may God ever comfort those you left behind.
June 12, 2013
Words cannot express the gratitude of a community and nation for the life of this young man. May God comfort and strengthen his family and friends in the times to come. Years from now, when you hear of something done honorably and with courage, you may know that God has called men like Justin to lead us to find the best we have and to give it all. Justin's life is proof that God's love for mankind is not in vain. "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
June 12, 2013
Kevin, Phyllis and Ryan,

From the time we met Justin, his senior year of high school, we knew he was bound for a purpose-filled life. The confident way he carried himself, the goals he aspired to, and the special way he loved our daughter, Jenna, left a lasting impression on us. It is beautiful to see how he went on to impact countless lives, while exceeding the monumental goals he set for himself. Justin's spirit will live on in the hearts of everyone whose life he touched. You raised an outstanding young man, who will be missed so very much. We extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy, and pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and bring you comfort.
June 12, 2013
Thank you for your service Justin. y prayers go out to your family.
June 12, 2013
Thank you for instilling such high values in your son. He is a true hero. May he rest in peace and know that your family will be in our family prayers. My nephew, Sgt. Jason Brown, was with Justin in Afganistan and is stationed at Fort Campbell, KY.
June 12, 2013
Kevin, Phyllis and Ryan,
Warren and I are daily sending you our deepest love and prayers to you. We grieve with you over the loss of Justin. He touched our lives in a way that cannot be expressed in words- only felt intensely in our hearts. Please know that Justin meant so very much to us. It was our honor to know him and have him as part of Karle's life and Warren and mine. Our love is with your family.
Marianne and Warren Hamr
June 12, 2013
rest in peace Justin.
June 11, 2013
To Justin's Parents,
Although Larry and I just met you and your lovely family at FSU graduation and Army commissioning last year, there are just no words to tell you how deeply we have been affected by Justin's death. You have, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers every day. Chandler loved Justin and I am so glad that he had the opportunity to grow so close to him. As I read the condolences on-line here, I'm sure that you, as parents, can sense how profoundly Justin influenced the people he came into contact with during his life. You raised a wonderful man who knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and achieved his goals... how many people live their whole lives without any goal or influence the people around them in the positive manner in which Justin did! I think all of those who knew Justin sensed that he was someone particularly special that God had put on this earth for a special mission that we will come to understand some day when we join him. My sister lost her 23 year old son several year ago and it is the single most difficult thing that our family has ever lived through. I will continue to pray daily that God gives you strength and his peace in the coming days. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us through Chandler if there is anything we can do or if you just want to talk one day.
Rest in peace, Justin...job well done.
June 11, 2013
There are no words to express our thanks for your sacrifice...
June 11, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family of 2nd Lt Justin Sisson. I am sorry to see another fallen hero from Overland Park. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
June 11, 2013
Rest easy, my brother.
June 11, 2013
Dear Kevin, Phyllis and Ryan,

On behalf of the Skaggs family, Troop 92-Overland Park KS and your 2004 Philmont crew, please accept our deepest sympathies. Our hearts broke on hearing the news of Justin's death. While we have not seen him much since high school days, our minds quickly returned to the camo-clad 14 year old with the broken arm at the top of the Tooth of Time at Philmont. On those mountains Justin told us of his plan to continue his family's long service to our country. He has served his country well.

You raised a wonderful son and it was an honor to know him. God bless you during this difficult time.

Rick, Angela, Kyle, Ryan, Eric & Sean Skaggs
June 11, 2013
To Justin's Parents and Family:
I know my words can not change nor mitigate your unfathomable loss. I only hope you can be comforted, in knowing, that in your son's short life - he was responsible for more good will, leadership and selflessness than most people are able to convey in an entire lifetime. My daughter met him during ROTC at FSU, and thought so very highly of him and felt privileged to call him friend. Knowing he must be a reflection of those who raised him, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this focused, loving patriot and the life he laid down for his country. I pray that God will comfort you, as only he can do. With unspeakable gratitude and profound sorrow for your loss, I send my deepest condolences.
June 10, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Pershing Rifles Group, representing both active and alumni members of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, wish to express sympathy to the family and friends of 2LT Justin Sisson. The loss of such a promising young man is a loss to the entire nation. Justin is one of the many of our members to have served in our country's armed forces, but one of the relatively to have made the ultimate sacrifice in the current conflict. His memory will be honored.
June 10, 2013
I did not know 2nd Lt. Justin Sisson but wish to convey my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I was able to read so many articles about his dedicated service to our country and about his many awards. Wife of Vietnam Veteran, Fran Dodds
June 10, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. My son was killed May 4th 2013 in Farah Province. His name is David Sonka. The pain is so horrible. My broken heart goes out to the family.
June 10, 2013
Such a terrible loss for your family; my prayers go up for each of you as you deal with this tragedy. God Bless you all. Rest in peace, Justin; your selfless service and dedication to the United States Army is greatly admired and appreciated by many.
June 10, 2013
We heard of the terrible loss from our son, who knew Justin in FSU ROTC. Justin had renewed our son's interest in the military after his freshman year and had introduced him to the Army National Guard. He was a friend, leader and mentor, during our son joining the Guard.

Justin has given the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great country. He was a true Patriot and Hero. We are indebted to his service. We pray for understanding and God's compassion to the Sisson family. May you rest in peace Justin.
June 09, 2013
I learned of your loss while visiting my daughter, Evan, in South Carolina. My heart aches for your family. I cannot even begin to imagine your pain. He was a wonderful young man who will not be forgotten.
June 09, 2013
Seemed like yesterday when we were at LDAC together. RIP Sapper Daddy you will not be forgotten.
June 09, 2013
Mr.and Mrs. Sisson and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. There are no words to help ease this pain. Find comfort in your family and friends and we thank you for your son's service.
Family of Spc. Matthew M Murchison
KIA 8/4/07
June 09, 2013
Justin has touched my life although we have never met. I hope his family and friends find peace in reading all these entries. What an amazing young man!!! His parents must be great people. You all are in my prayers. Your son will not be forgotten. He is inspiring me today to be a better parent and friend. God Bless
June 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have heard nothing but great things about 2LT Sisson. My son was in FSU ROTC with him and has always talked about how wonderful a person your son was. He made quite an impression on everyone he met. Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss.
June 09, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to Phyllis, Kevin and Ryan. Justin was such a wonderful young man in every way. I remember the first time I met Justin and what an impact he made on me. Such an amazing "kid" who was telling me about what he wanted to do with his life and I was truly in awe over how determined he was to make a difference. I know he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Thank you Justin for your service and sacrifice and also to his family for enduring this selfless sacrifice. God speed Justin Lee.
June 09, 2013
Thank you for serving our country and may God bless your family!!
June 08, 2013
Deepest regrets to the Sisson family. Your son is a true legend and hero who has inspired every person who has had the good fortune to meet him. May he rest in peace. We are sorry for your loss. Sincerely, The O'Rourke family, Plantation, FL
June 08, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I wish there were words to help you through this difficult time. I hope you can find comfort in knowing what a wonderful man you raised loved and respected by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sisson/Liming family.
June 08, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and Hero Justin L Sisson and my sincerest gratitude for his service for his country. My wife and I pray for healing in your hearts for your family.
June 08, 2013
As Justin's gifted education teacher in middle school, I knew him as a dedicated student. It is good to know he went on to fulfill the career he dreamed of as a young person. Thank you Justin and family.
June 08, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and Hero Justin, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you 2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson...you will not be forgotten.
June 08, 2013
I was privileged to serve as 2LT Justin Sisson's Platoon Trainer while he was a student as Fort Benning and attended the Infantry Basic Officer Leader's Course.

Justin was a remarkable young man and officer in every single respect. Physically, tactically, technically, and from a moral-ethical standpoint, he was a shining example to all that interacted with him. 2LT Sisson's efforts resulted in him being named the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his entire class.

This loss is extremely difficult to bear. To his family, I thank you for raising such an amazing young man that brought so much to this world so rapidly. He was selfless in every respect. His potential for service in the Army and in life was truly unlimited.

I will honor his memory by continuing to do my best to lead as he did: by personal example. I ask all that knew him to do the same. In his short time with us on this Earth, it is clear that he was here to show all of us what right looks like with respect to the way we should live our lives and lead those placed in our charge.

Justin - thank you for being such a positive example to all those you interacted with. Your impact on those around you will never be forgotten, and I for one pledge for always honor your memory by remembering the things I learned from watching you as your instructor. Rest in peace, brother.

CPT Paul Cheval
June 08, 2013
To The Family of Justin Sisson,

I am a Navy physician. I spent four long, cold, and wet weeks this past December standing shoulder to shoulder with Justin Sisson at Army Basic Airborne Course in Fort Benning, Ga. He was our stick leader. I didn't know Lt Sisson before Jump School, and I didn't maintain contact with him after. Nonetheless, the news of his passing has stricken me with profound grief simply because he was a truly remarkable individual.

In the course of my career, both in special operations as well as in medicine, I have been privileged to work with incredibly accomplished and talented individuals. I like to think that my proximity to greatness has endowed me with the ability to discern its presence in others. Without a doubt, Justin Sisson possessed this quality in droves.

Regardless of the circumstances; the discomfort, the repetitiveness, the banality, or the overwhelming exhilaration of the moment, Lt Sisson was always motivated, focused, positive, and genuinely enthusiastic about the task at hand. Even in the most drab moments of our training I could always glean a subtle, childlike grin just under his resolute stare. I never saw him resort to yelling or foul language to express his anger or to align those he was in charge of. To the contrary, he led by example; with confidence, with outstanding performance, and with positive encouragement. His very nature brought out the best in those around him. Actions were his voice. Words were superfluous. It was clear that he loved his job and to this extent he was great at it.

I had the pleasure of making small talk with him on a multitude of occasions. He was especially accomplished for his age. He had tackled some of the most rigorous training programs in the US military. He had a degree from a great university. He had a clear set of goals for the future and a strategy for achieving them. He had a girl that he was enamored with and a family that he spoke highly of. Most impressive though, is that even with his long list of accomplishments, and the seeming perfection of his life, he was still humble, honest, grateful, genuine, and grounded. In spite of his own greatness he had a way of making those around him feel bigger, better, and more powerful. This quality is rare to find. I am grateful that I was able to witness it. I am grateful for every interaction that I had with Lt Sisson.

To lose a great human being is always a tragedy. To lose a great human being who had the innate ability to inspire greatness in others is devastating.

I send my deepest condolences to his family, his friends, his military unit, and his US Army brethren. Without a doubt and without hyperbole this nation has lost one of its finest. I will remember him fondly.

Anonymous, MD
June 07, 2013
Justin was a true friend & leader to our son in FSU ROTC. They were in the same class together. He was always on top of things. As parents, we appreciate that quality about him. Thank you for your service Lt. Your duty here is complete. Rest in peace.
June 07, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the family .
June 07, 2013
Justin was a true patriot and will be remembered always as an American hero for he made the ultimate sacrifice. My heart, my thoughts and my prayers are with his family. Rest in peace, Justin.
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
Justin was my roommate back at Ft. Campbell. I remember driving him to base the night he flew out to Afghanistan. He was a great friend and one of the most honorable men I have ever known.
June 06, 2013
Thanks for serving our country! Prayers for the family
June 06, 2013
Thank you for your service, LT. Prayers.
June 06, 2013
I never met Justin but feel I knew him through his mother. Phyllis and I are members of the American Women's Club in Toronto, Canada and I loved meeting up with her and hearing of Justin's latest exploits. I broke into tears upon hearing the news. I will hold the Sisson family in my heart and prayers. Thank you, Justin, and may you rest in peace.

Roseanne Myers, Richmond Hill, Ontario
June 06, 2013
This Hero has made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful for his service in order to keep us safe. May God wrap His loving arms around him, his family and friends and hold you close throughout time. God Bless You Brother. Rest in Peace.
June 06, 2013
I didn't know Justin, but I feel like I did after reading all of the good things about him. These good deeds is Justin's Legacy. It will live forever.
June 06, 2013
My wife and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lt. Sisson. Our son advises he became friends with Justin during their training at Ft. Benning. Our hearts go to the parents of a son serving his country without question. I know our son is grieving and will miss Justin. May he rest in peace.
June 06, 2013
Words cannot express my heartfelt condolences to your family in losing Justin. You raised a wonderful son that was so special to so many; news of his death was just devastating. He and my daughter, Signe Thomas were good friends. She had just sent him a care package on Friday, and I have sitting in my foyer, five more care packages all boxed up, ready to send…each one addressed to Justin, with something special in each one for him. Signe began an internship on Monday in NYC and she was afraid she would not have access to go shopping to find supplies for Justin, so before she left Florida, she made sure Justin would have care packages ready to be sent every two weeks. Then, the horrifying news came on Tuesday, that Justin's precious life was taken on Monday…..I wish I could find comforting words to say to you, to all his family and friends, and to my own daughter as well, whose heart is still breaking… words to relieve the raw hurt, the sense of loss, to slow down the flow of tears… Words that would give the honor to Justin he so deserves. Justin, may your beautiful soul now rest in peace. You have given the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of us can live our tomorrows in a free America. You will be sadly missed by so many. Praying for God's Blessings on Justin's family and friends, and that peace and comfort come from the memories each hold close. Eula and Bill Thomas (Signe's parents)
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
The day I met him, was during my first training with the ROTC program. I was struggling and falling behind. He noticed and ran back and ran the rest of the route with me. Could have easily finished first, but went out of his way to help me. He never left me alone and encouraged me the entire way. Showed the true values of, not only a military leader, but of a great person.

He was the most genuinely kind hearted person I have ever met. If you were in trouble, he was always available to provide help, or a smile, or a joke, or a shoulder.

My heart broke hearing this news. We've definitely lost an amazing person. The only comfort is knowing he was doing what he always said he was meant to do. My thoughts are with the entire family. There are no words to help you at this time, so please know that Justin was an amazing young man. We were better people to have known him and we all lost a bit of ourselves. Thank you for sharing him with us.
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
To the Family, Friends, and Military Unit of Lt. Sisson, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Justin and my sincere gratitude for his brave service to our country. Grateful Americans will not forget his ultimate sacrifice to defend freedom and protect our way of life. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort for your loss.
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
Sisson understood the value and the power of approval. How could he not? He received unqualified approval from a great many who had the good fortune to know him.
I choose to believe that Sisson intuited -and knew- that he was coming to the end of his time here and that he gave us something we all treasure -- his approval. I also believe that by quoting Commissioner Gordon's selected reading from the conclusion of "A Tale of Two Cities" he gave us his approval and the assurance that he knew, understood, and accepted his path. He regarded it as worthy.
Sisson took care of us like that.
I deeply appreciate the Sisson family for shaping him so well and sharing him with us.
June 06, 2013

Justin Sisson represented the best in what Army leadership should be. From the moment I met him, I knew he was destined for great things. Smart, charismatic, athletic, and motivated, Justin achieved more as a ROTC cadet than most achieve during their military careers. Before commissioning as a Lieutenant, Justin had already completed both Air Assault and Sapper school; postponing both school and ROTC to deploy to combat with the National Guard.
Justin truly embodied what it meant to be an Infantry leader. His dedication to his country was truly without question.
I am truly honored to have known this young man and to have called him my friend and Brother in Arms.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
June 06, 2013
RIP
Miramar Chapter of MOAA
June 05, 2013
Rest easy LT.
June 05, 2013
R.I.P. Justin, thank you for all you did for are country. My son is also based at Fort Campbell, KY. I wonder if you ever cross paths. God be with You.... Linda Smith
June 05, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Justin was a good friend not only to our future son-in-law Ryan Guthrie who was in the ROTC program with him at FSU, but to our daughters Amanda and Jordan. Our hearts are breaking for your loss. Justin will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
June 05, 2013
June 05, 2013
I received this text from my son who is in the ROTC program at FSU and wish to share it with you in this time of grief:

"Cadet who was commissioned last year died in Afghanistan yesterday. He went through Ranger, Mountain Warfare, Airborne and Sapper schools. Really high speed and intelligent guy. He was in charge of us sometimes when we were Freshman. Really Great Guy, easily the most respected cadet/recent alumni
to come out of the program.
People were crying at the Battalion today when I went in to do some paperwork. Puts everything into perspective, that this is not all fun and games."

As you can see, your son had a impact and influence on the many people who crossed his path in this life and he will be in their thoughts and hearts forever.

Thank you for raising such a wonderful son and soldier.
My family's prayers are with you during this time.
June 05, 2013
June 05, 2013
Justin was a true hero, a mentor and a good friend to those who knew and served with him. We are devastated to learn of his tragic loss and our love and prayers are with his friends and family.
June 05, 2013
God Bless you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice you have so bravely extended to our America. Rest in Peace brave hero.
June 05, 2013
Thank you for your service to our country. To the family, we are very sorry for your loss.
June 05, 2013
thank you Justin for protecting us with your service and your life.RIP SIR.
June 04, 2013
I am saddened to learn that a young Arizona hero has given his life in service to our nation. On Monday, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson, 23, of Phoenix, was killed in the line of duty in Tsamkani, Afghanistan.

Lt. Sisson was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device. He had been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and was based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Please keep Lt. Sisson and his family in your heartfelt prayers during this solemn time. Like so many of our brave service members, he laid down his life in the name of our freedom and security. To ensure his sacrifice was not made in vain, let us offer our most sincere gratitude to Lt. Sisson, his family and all of our men and women in uniform. As long as they continue to serve under the flag, and with God's blessing, we will continue to enjoy a priceless gift: liberty. We must not take that for granted.

In honor of Lt. Sisson, I have ordered that flags at all state buildings be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. I will request that flags again be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.
June 04, 2013
The prayers of our family go out to yours. May you find comfort in the love of God.
A Gold Star Family
Parents of SSG Jeremy Katzenberger
June 04, 2013
My heart is hurting today for Justin and his family. He is a true hero, giving his life for our freedoms. I am drawn to Justin and his family, as I am a mother (of a 22YO son named Justin) recently deployed to A-Stan, based in Fort Campbell and I wonder if my Justin had the honor of meeting your Justin. We also live in Phoenix, and I want to reach out to the Sisson family and support it any way I know how. Please contact me at cressandjenn@msn.com
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