Let the memory of Justin be with us forever. Remember to speak his name.
  • 31 years old
  • Born on June 14, 1977 .
  • Passed away on June 2, 2009 in Iraq.

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.

Posted by Becky Wysoski on June 2, 2019
Thinking of what a wonderful young man Justin was and how proud his parents were and are of him! The last time I saw him he was grinning from ear to ear and telling funny stories about his Grandma Jean. I am sure sorry for his loss and send prayers and love to all his family on this day. I know that you all have a strong faith and trust that you will be with him again but the longing for that must be hard. I am grateful to Justin for his service to our country and honor him this day. Love, Becky
Posted by Antonia Kilday on May 23, 2019
My husband, Brian, and I are Army veterans. Today, the NGA is honoring the fallen and my husband received SGT Duffy's name on a remembrance placard. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers. We pray for your peace and thank you for his sacrifice.
Posted by Janet Duffy on June 16, 2016
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.
Posted by Pat Mracek on June 2, 2015
Posted by Pat Mracek on June 2, 2014
Always a Hero, never forgotten
Posted by Pat Mracek on June 2, 2013
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.
Posted by Janet Duffy on May 30, 2012
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!
Posted by Rosa Hernandez on December 30, 2011
Words from Ramon your friend; " I'm always thinking about you. I cherish our childhood memories. You will never be forgotten. Miss you"
Posted by Janet Duffy on November 20, 2011
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.
Posted by William Herold on November 20, 2011
He is truly missed!

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