Thursday, October 25, 2012

US Special Forces CWO killed in Afghanistan

The U.S Army has announced the death of 42-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, from Orange Park, Florida, who was killed by small arms fire during a patrol in Wardak province, Afghanistan on Tuesday 23rd October.

CWO Duskin served with the 1st Battalion 3rd Special Forces, based at Fort Bragg.
This was his fifth deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and seventh in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. 

 His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3), the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), the Army Service Ribbon, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded another Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Purple Heart Medal.

He leaves his wife, three children, sister and parents.

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