Robert L. Dusang, of Mandeville, LA, graduated from Mandeville High School in May of 1999. While a student there he became very active in the Marine Jr. R.O.T.C. program. He was a squad leader in the “Silent Drill” competition and won several awards.
He enlisted in the Army in June of 1999 and was stationed at Fort Polk, La. He was a member of the 1st Squadron, 2nd Army Armored Calvary.
Robert was a Specialist in the U.S. Army and was first deployed to Iraq in May of 2003. He completed his tour of duty which included time in Baghdad and Al Kut, Iraq and was on his way back home. On June 30, 2004, traveling just south of Navistar, the right front tire of the transport truck he was a passenger in blew out. The truck flipped over and Robert was pinned beneath the truck. He suffered a broken neck and massive chest injuries.
Robert was awarded the Bronze Star for his military service as a result of the fatal accident.
Thank you Robert for your sacrifice for our country.