Fallen Columbus Co. soldier to be featured in documentary
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - It's been two years since Private First Class Amy Sinkler, a soldier from Chadbourn, died while serving our country.
She was killed in Afghanistan after she was in a truck, and a missile hit the vehicle. Sinkler's death touched many people, including the crew with Journey to Normal Incorporated, which is based in Pennsylvania.
Producer JulieHera Destefno feels a special obligation to feature Sinkler.
"I was supposed to interview her two weeks before her death," said Destefno. "But the schedule was flipped, and I interviewed her unit two weeks after she had passed. It was quite an interesting moment to witness what they were going through and what the family and community back here was going through at the same time."
The production arrived in Columbus County Thursday. So far, they've spent time talking with leaders in Sinkler's hometown Chadbourn.
"She clearly had the respect of her community and her family," said Said DeStefno. "She was loved here. She lived a quiet life of service. I think those are the people we should be celebrating more."
The crew also filmed footage of Sinkler's high school and other landmarks that played a role in her up bringing. The documentary will be entered into film festivals this fall, and then hopefully, it will be seen in theaters next year.