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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sgt. Michael P. Scusa, R.I.P.

Name: Army Sgt. Michael P. Scusa

Age: 22

From: Villas, N.J.

Assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Incident: Army Sgt. Michael P. Scusa died Oct. 3 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires. Also killed were Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos, Spc. Christopher T. Griffin, Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt, Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk, Spc. Stephan L. Mace, Staff Sgt. Vernon W. Martin and Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson.

Died: October 03, 2009

(From young man who grew up in Nebraska and went on to serve his country died doing so in Afghanistan on Oct. 3.

Sgt. Michael P. Scusa, 22, of Villas, N.J., was one of eight soldiers who died following an ambush in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

On Tuesday, his remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Much of his family was there, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer story.

His father, George Scusa, is an employee of the Crete Police Department and lives in Wilber. He could not be reached Wednesday.

His brother, James Woodard, told the Inquirer on Tuesday that Scusa was "all about the military."

The Press of Atlantic City reported that he grew up in Nebraska and moved to Cape May County, N.J., in 1999 and graduated high school there. He joined the Army straight out of high school, the newspaper reported.

Scusa had been in Afghanistan for five months and was on his second tour overseas. He was deployed to Iraq from October 2006 to December 2007. The fallen soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo.

On Oct. 3, Scusa and seven of his peers fell victim to a coordinated attack in which hundreds of insurgents armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades stormed two U.S. outposts in the mountainous Nuristan province, according to The Associated Press. It was the deadliest assault on U.S. forces in more than a year.

Scusa's wife, Alyssa, told television station KKTV in Colorado Springs, Colo., that he wanted to be buried in Colorado Springs to be close to his 1-year-old son, Connor.

She told KKTV they had been married for a little more than two years, and she said their son is named for a friend of Scusa's who died in service.

1 comment:

Alonzo Sweet said...

SGT Scusa was a very good man. I met him in a Pax terminal in Iraq on my way home for R&R leave about two years ago. We were all going home for Christmas. I was bored when I met Scuca and he cheered me up in the terminal. He and SPC Noormahommed made the time pass much faster with funny jokes and loving stories told about his wife. I think at that time he was getting ready to start a family with her. We bonded on the trip home, happy that we were going to see our families. He was always mentioning his wife at that time and told us,"how excited he was to see her." I saw him back at Carson from time to time and got to chat with him, catching up on how he was doing. I'm stationed in Afghanistan right now and just found out that he has fallen. He will be missed in Afghanistan.

SGT Sweet, Alonzo

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