Brother: Slain Ky. soldier prepared for 'anything'
Michael C. Cable
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -
The brother of a Fort Campbell soldier killed last week says his sibling appeared to be aware of the dangers facing him in Afghanistan and that the deployment would be more dangerous that a previous tour in Iraq.
Raymond Johnston of Owensboro says 26-year-old Sgt. Michael C. Cable of Philpot met with several family members before deploying to Afghanistan and told them he was prepared for "anything that happens."
The Army says Cable died when attacked by enemy forces. Johnston says the Army told family members someone attacked Cable from behind and stabbed him in the neck on March 24.
Johnston says his brother's body will return to Owensboro on Thursday. Visitation is set for Friday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro with burial set for Saturday.
Cable was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell. He had joined the Army in 2007.
His awards include one Bronze Star Medal (posthumous), one Purple Heart (posthumous) and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Cable is survived by his parents, Raymond L. Johnston, Sr., and Vickie M. Johnston, both of Philpot, and his brother, Raymond L. Johnston, Jr.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.