Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Army Sgt. Justin J. Duffy

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Justin J. Duffy, 31, of Cozad, Neb.

Sgt. Duffy was assigned the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died June 2, 2009 in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Memorial service scheduled for Duffy

The Associated Press

COZAD, Neb. — More Nebraska memorial arrangements have been made by the family of an Army sergeant who was killed in Iraq.

The Defense Department says Sgt. Justin Duffy of Cozad died June 2 in Baghdad after a bomb exploded near his Humvee.

Duffy’s body was buried near Moline, Ill., where he grew up and started school. The family moved to Cozad when Justin was in sixth grade.

Duffy graduated from Cozad High School in 1995 and later from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He joined the Army in June 2007.

Lt. Col. Bob Vrana of the Nebraska National Guard says a memorial service is set for 2 p.m. July 12 at the Cozad High School gymnasium.

Army Sgt. Justin J. Duffy was killed in action on 6/2/09.

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