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Army Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley

Died April 18, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

28, of Richmond, Ky.; assigned to the 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky National Guard, Richmond, Ky.; died April 18 in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was found dead in his quarters, and the circumstances are under investigation.

Served in Afghanistan with Corps, Guard

The Associated Press

Randy Sigley Jr. dove into every task head-first, eager to put his muscular, tattooed frame to use to help his fellow soldiers.

The tattoos on Sigley’s forearms kept him from ever becoming a Marine officer, under military rules. But that didn’t stop him from putting everything he had into being a soldier, said his friend, Troy Walton. Walton said Sigley was a “massive” man who was in great shape.

“He was definitely a hard-charger; he was motivated to do everything,” Walton said.

“I think he was pretty excited actually to go over to Afghanistan.”

Sigley, 28, of Richmond, Ky., died April 18 in Bagram, Afghanistan. Kentucky National Guard Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht said Sigley’s bunk mates found him dead in his bed one morning. The military is investigating his death.

Sigley graduated from Marion County High School in 2000 and then joined the Marine Corps in 2000. He had served a tour in Afghanistan with the Marines during that time.

Hilbrecht said Sigley had initially been assigned to a cargo vehicle but was given a special assignment to an MRAP because of his “dedication to his unit.”

Among Sigley’s survivors are his mother, stepfather and sister.

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