SSGT Forrest Brent Sibley

SSGT Forrest Brent Sibley

Louisiana, USA
Death 26 Aug 2015 (aged 31)
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section 53 Site 27
Memorial ID 151306462 View Source
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United States Air Force,
Operation Freedom's Sentinel,

Staff Sergeant, Forrest Brent "Sib" Sibley, 31 years, 10 months and 5 days of age, departed this life from wounds he suffered on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.

Forrest had lived in Alabama and North Carolina but called Pensacola, Florida for many years. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday, October 21st, 1983, son of Suzi Fernandez and Brent Sibley. He studied at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Forrest was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron based at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. He was a four-time Bronze Star medal recipient, once with the Valor device, and he had deployed four times to multiple sensitive locations around the world in his nearly seven years of service.

Forrest was survived by his mother, Suzi Fernandez; his father, Brent Sibley; one sister, Jordan Sibley; one brother, Spenser Fernandez; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

Memorial services were held on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Hurlburt Field, Freedom Hanger.

Visitations were held on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel in Pensacola, Florida.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. The Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida was in charge of the arrangements for Forrest.

Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. in the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.


1 Thessalonians 4. 16-18
(King James Version)

16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


Captain, Matthew David Roland was also killed in the attack.

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A true hero in every meaning of the word.