John “Dusty” Wayne Marcum

John “Dusty” Wayne Marcum

Age: 34
Branch: USN
Rank(s): SN, IS1, SOCS
Unit(s): ST2, NSWDG, Special Warfare Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron TWO
Station: Dam Neck, VA

Fallen on: 12 Sep 2008
Location: Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Silver Star w/ Gold Star, Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor and three Gold Stars, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ Gold Star, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ two Gold Stars, Combat Action Ribbon w/ three Gold Stars, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Superior Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal w/ four Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ Bronze Star, Kosovo Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ two Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ two Silver Stars, Navy Arctic Service, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Kosovo Ribbon, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Flushing, MI

SOCS Marcum died of combat-related injuries sustained while supporting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.