United States Army Private First Class Anthony P. Seig, 19, Sunman, Indiana.
Pfc. Anthony P. Seig died on Saturday, September 9, 2006 in Iraq when a rocket hit his barracks in Baghdad. Six other soldiers were injured in the attack. He was assigned to the 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, based at Fort Bragg, NC.
The military informed the family that Seig would posthumously receive the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. His decorations also include the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Medal and the Combat Action Badge.
The 2005 graduate of East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana, Seig joined the Army shortly after graduation, and left for Iraq on June 24th, 2006.
"He took great pride in being an MP," his mother, Linda Seig, said. "He felt like what he was doing was important and it mattered."
His aunt, Vicki Jenkins, said, "He was very proud to serve his country. He felt very strongly about [that]."