SGT Dustin J. Perrott

SGT Dustin J. Perrott 1

SGT DUSTIN J. PERROTT – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: FREDERICKSBURG, VA FREDERICKSBURG (CITY)
Date of Death: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SGT
Unit: COMPANY A, 2D BATTALION, 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY, FORT BRAGG, NC

Birth: May 5, 1984
Culpeper
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 2007
Ghazni, Afghanistan

Dustin spent most of his growing-up years airborne, jumping off furniture, leaping from roofs and the tops of staircases. After his 2003 graduation from Chancellor High School, he joined the Army with the idea of becoming a paratrooper. He completed Infantry One Station Unit Training in July 2004, and the Basic Airborne Course in August 2004 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He reported to the 82nd Arbourne Division in August 2004 and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Dusty had a tour of duty in Iraq from December 2004 until March 2005. He had been in Afghanistan since February of 2007. Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie Perrott; his mother and step-father, Susan J. and John C. Calamos; sister and brother-in-law, Angeline P. Barr and James C. Barr and their children Caleb and Lance; Paternal grandmother, Martha Meyer; half-sisters, Wanda Perrott and Susan Perrott; half-brother, Robert Perrott; mother-in-law, Sue Gibbs Duhamel; brother-in-law, Robert Gibbs and his son, Devin Gibbs. Dusty was buried next to his father, Robert Griffith Perrott, who died when Dusty was 4 years old. Perrott’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. His friends and family knew him as a “gentle giant”, who was strong leader, funny, kind, and proud to be serving his country.

Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA SGT Dustin J. Perrott 2

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