Pfc. Michael R. DeMarsico II
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. Mike was the middle of five children. He graduated from Drury High School. Pfc. Demarsico entered the U.S the U.S. Army in February 2011 and reported to Fort Benning, GA for Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training in MOS 11B (Infantryman). Upon completion of training he arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in July 2011 and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He deployed to Afghanistan with his brigade in December 2011. This was his first deployment. His civilian and military education includes High School Diploma, Combatives Level One (2011), Military Occupational Specialty 11B: Infantryman (2011). His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge.
Calling hours will be
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the
Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Charles
Funeral services will take place Saturday,
Sept. 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church of North Adams, MA.
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