- 31 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 14, 1977
- Date of passing: Jun 2, 2009
- Place of passing:
|Let the memory of Justin be with us forever. Remember to speak his name.|
SGT Justin J. Duffy, 31, of Cozad, Nebraska, formerly of Moline, was killed in action June 2, 2009, in Iraq. Justin was born June 14, 1977, in Moline, the son of Joseph and Janet Hood Duffy.
A mass of Christian burial was held Friday, June 12, 2009, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation was held at Rafferty Funeral Home in Moline. A memorial service was held July 12, 2009, in Cozad, with burial at National Cemetery, Rock Island, complete with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. Memorials were designated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Justin was born June 14, 1977, in Moline, the son of Joseph and Janet Hood Duffy.
Justin was serving with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Divison stationed in Iraq. Justin's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
Justin enjoyed music, computers and movies.
Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Janet Duffy of Cozad; sisters, Jennifer Duffy of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Jacqulyn Duffy of Yuma, Arizona; nephews Rafe, Loudyn and Jack; stepson Mason; grandfather Leroy "Lee" Hood of Moline; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Eva "Jean" Hood, paternal grandparents and an uncle, Brian.
"You are loved by so many and so many of us wish you were still with us, we miss your warmth, devilish grin and twinkling eyes as you pulled a prank and most of all your caring ways. Our hearts are still with you!
Sending you our love on this 7th anniversary past."
"Always a Hero, never forgotten"
"Remembering Justin on his angelversary. He is our Hero and we will never forget him. You are in my prayers as you go through another year without him."
"We are approaching 3 years that you left us, we continue to keep you
in our hearts always. I can see your beautiiful mischievous smile and Irish twinkling eyes and remember your warmth @ kindness as well as your wonderful fun loving sense of humor! Your are our hero! You have our hearts!"
"Words from Ramon your friend; " I'm always thinking about you. I cherish our childhood memories. You will never be forgotten. Miss you""
"He is truly missed!"
"Our Duffyboy was a true Celtic Warrior. He was always more concerned with the welfare of friends and strangers alike. He loved kids. He loved his dogs. He loved his family. We miss him every day."
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