SPC Anthony M “Lightfizz” Lightfoot

SPC Anthony M “Lightfizz” Lightfoot

Birth
Germany
Death 20 Jul 2009 (aged 20)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 60, SITE 8848
Memorial ID 39741450 · View Source
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Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, of Riverdale Georgia. Anthony knew he was intelligent and had a pretty good head on his shoulders. In June of 2007, Anthony graduated from high school, the first in his family to do so. He said it was "the most amazing day of his life." As he looked around at the other families who were crying, he joined in with tears himself. In January of 2008, he enlisted in the United States Army, hoping to make a better life for himself, knowing he'd make the best of it even if he didn't like the military life. He found out that the adventure and challenges it brought to him made him so proud, not only of himself, but his fellow soldiers. The military made a big impact on his life, and he treasured all the friends he had made. When he had time, Anthony was a huge gamer, especially anime, and also spent his time reading. Anthony deployed to Afghanistan in January 2009 as a field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist. He was killed in action in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, along with three of his team members when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle was followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Anthony's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star posthumously. He is survived by his parents. (This entire biography was written by Sue)


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 21 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39741450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SPC Anthony M “Lightfizz” Lightfoot (19 May 1989–20 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39741450, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .