Alabama Army National Guard soldier dies from coronavirus while on border mission
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Tribune News Service) — An Alabama Army National Guard soldier died over the weekend while on active-duty status.
Sgt. Kellice Armstrong, 49, of Montgomery, died Saturday, according to Alabama Army National Guard officials.
According to the Army Times, Armstrong died from COVID-19 two weeks after testing positive for the virus. His sister, Angela Armstrong, also confirmed to AL.com he died from COVID and described him as a “wonderful man.”
Armstrong was a soldier with the Guard’s 2025th Transportation Company, 711th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 122nd Troop Command. He died while deployed in support of the Southwest Border mission.
Armstrong joined the Alabama Army National Guard in November 2006, serving as a 92A, Army Automated Logistical Specialist and a 75D, Personnel Records Specialist.
His awards and decorations included the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
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