PFC JOSEPH J. DUENAS
Hometown / City: MESA, AZ MARICOPA
Date of Death: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: COMPANY C, 1ST BATTALION, 327TH INFANTRY, 1ST BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY
Birth: May 4, 1982
Death: Mar. 30, 2006, Iraq
Pfc. Joseph J. Duenas of Mesa, Arizona joined the Army in November 2004, and he arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2005. His awards and decorations include: Weapons Qualification, M4, expert; National Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge; and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He is survived by his wife, Shawna, of Phoenix, Ariz.; mother and stepfather, Rose and John Garret, of Lorenzo, Calif., and father, Michael Tibbits, of Kapolei, Hawaii. He was the 136th soldier from Fort Campbell to have been killed in the war in Iraq. He died from non-combat-related injuries while returning from combat operations in Kirkuk Province, Iraq at age 23.
1st Brigade Combat Team
101 Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Ky.
Saint Marys Cemetery