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.