- 22 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 5, 1986
- Date of passing: Oct 3, 2009
|Let the memory of Michael be with us forever|
Sgt. Michael P. Scusa was born on October 5, 1986, in Lincoln, NE. He was killed in action on October 3, 2009 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. Michael was raised in the lower township of Cape May, New Jersey and attended the Lower Cape May Regional High School. Michael always talked passionately about his drive to join the military and to serve his country. In 2005, he joined the armed forces and went to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for his basic training. After being stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, Michael was deployed to Iraq, back in October 2006, for fifteen months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He enjoyed his role as Cavalry Scout and believed in his mission. He came home after a long deployment, and was told sixteen months later, he would deploying again in May 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, in Afghanistan. Their he was killed in action, when over 300 insurgents attacked their outpost, in the early morning of October 3, 2009, along side seven others. He is survived by his wife, Alyssa and his one year old little boy, Connor. His mother, Cynthia Woodard and four siblings, Susan, John, James Woodard and Kami Ruppert. Michael was laid to rest on October 16 2009, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, in Denver, Colorado. Now let us celebrate the life he lived, and honor the legacy he left behind. "to live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." - Thomas Campbell
"In Loving Memory"
"I am sorry to hear of your loss. I understand that at times like these it can be hard to find comfort. But there is one place where I have always been able to find a comforting word. In God's word the Bible Jesus promises that in a little while longer there will be a resurrection of our love ones. I hope this helps your family find some comfort."
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