In the Spotlight: Justin Sisson 5K Run for the Fallen

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 9, 2020

Justin Sisson's parents joined WCTV's Art Myers on set to talk about the 5K they organize in honor of their late son.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Justin Sisson's parents joined WCTV's Art Myers on set to talk about the 5K they organize in honor of their late son.

Justin served in the U.S. Army after being a part of Florida State University's ROTC program. He was killed in action in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber on June 3, 2013, while leading his platoon and providing security for the Afghans in Chamkani.

Among his awards are:

-Two Bronze Star Medals, with Oak Leaf Clusters
-Purple Heart
-Combat Infantry Badge
-Army Achievement Medal
-Sapper Tab
-Ranger Tab
-Air Assault Badge
-Parachutist Badge

The race will be held on February 29 on FSU's Langford Green at 8 a.m.

For more information about Justin's story and the 5K, head to the website.

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