- 20 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 22, 1991
- Date of passing: Aug 16, 2012
|Let the memory of Michael be with us forever|
Pfc. Michael R. Demarsico II, of North Adams, Mass., died Aug. 16 in Panjwa'l, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised device. Demarsico was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Mikey to his family and Sunshine to his mother, deployed to Heaven after being killed in action on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Attached to 1-23 IN 3-2 SBCT Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Michael deployed to Afghanistan at the end of March 2012 and took a job that placed him in front of his brothers, always wanting to protect them no matter the cost. He protected and saved his brothers and many others over and over again. While at Fort Lewis, that love of nature continued on weekends when he and his buddies would travel far up in the mountains. One of his favorite moments was camping in a lava bed at Mount St. Helens. Michael also enjoyed snowboarding. He wasn't very good at the sport, but he became a pro at falling hard so the pretty girls would help him up. What Michael held dearest to his heart was his family. Michael was predeceased by his grandfather, Robert DeMarsico, great-grandfathers, Frank A. Babcock Sr. and Alton Cahoon, and uncles, John Babcock and Steve Cahoon. He will be sadly missed and fondly admired by all who knew him.
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