Army Cpl. John P. Sigsbee, a resident of Waterville, NY was a member of the 101st Airborne Division 32nd Cavalry Unit based in Fort Campbell, Ky. He was wounded by a roadside bomb in July 2006; yet was killed Jan. 16, 2008, during his second tour of duty. He was 21.
Exactly one year after John’s death, the Waterville U.S. Post Office was dedicated in honor of Cpl. Sigsbee. The bill to officially rename the post office was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-Utica, who attended the ceremony with other local officials, including Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and District Attorney Scott McNamara.
His aunt Cindy Woods said Sigsbee was a determined man who accomplished a great deal in his short life.
“He knew exactly what he wanted to do, and he knew what he was willing to do to achieve it,” Woods said.
“John wasn’t just a friend in passing,” she said. “If you were lucky enough to call him your friend, you knew he was there for you through thick and thin.”
Information for this post was taken from the Utica Observer-Dispatch article.