submit a death
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Duskin (42) died in Afghanistan after a 19-year military career
Published: Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:51 AM
Michael Duskin (42)
Oct 23, 2012
Cause of Death:
Wardak Province, Afghanistan
view their profile
A decorated soldier killed earlier this week in Afghanistan was on the seventh deployment of his 19-year career.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael S. Duskin, 42, of Orange Park, Fla., died Tuesday from wounds suffered in Wardak province.
Duskin, a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, was on a dismounted patrol when his unit came under small-arms fire.
He is survived by his wife, three children, sister and parents, according to Special Forces Command.
An assistant detachment commander, Duskin was on his fifth tour in Afghanistan and seventh overall deployment.
He had been assigned to Fort Bragg since 2001, serving in the 3rd Special Forces Group and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, according to a news release.
Duskin's Army career began in 1993, when he enlisted as a forward observer.
Following his initial training, he served with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment for three years before joining the Florida National Guard, according to officials.
As a Guardsman, Duskin attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Fort Bragg and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1998.
Duskin first served as an engineer sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, which is comprised of National Guard soldiers.
He was mobilized to active duty in 2001 and deployed with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group for more than five years, deploying five times, before becoming a Special Forces instructor at Fort Bragg.
As an instructor, Duskin attended the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification Course, graduating in May 2010.
He then joined the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan with that unit.
Duskin's military awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, including one that was awarded posthumously, two Meritorious Service Medals, a Purple Heart, the Joint Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, 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.
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Thomas Maloney aka Tut (29) died after a battle with mental health issues
Thomas A. "Tut" Maloney, 29, of San Francisco, formerly of Rock Island, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in San Francisco.
Kyle Alba (25) and Caitlin Smyth (23) died along with three others in a horrific auto accident
Officials have identified the five people who died in a crash just east of Dripping Springs on Sunday afternoon.
Tony Crane (55) died in his sleep from natural causes
Tony Brian Crane, age 55 of Alto, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016.
Samuel McKinney (33) died following a brief illness
Samuel Allen McKinney, age 33 of Nashville, TN joined his heavenly Father following a brief illness on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Sam was a gift from God and is dearly loved by a multitude of family & friends.
Lauren Seitz (18) was killed by a brain-eating amoeba
Lauren Seitz, an 18-year-old about to start college in Ohio, died Sunday after she was exposed to a brain-eating amoeba, Fox 26 reports.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com