October 4, 2017
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
On October 4, 2017 SSG Dustin Wright and his ODA, with a 30 man Nigerian partner force, were on a patrol when they were ambushed by an overwhelming enemy element. During the ambush, Dustin maneuvered numerous times, across open terrain, through intense and accurate fire from the enemy, to protect and recover two of his fallen comrades. As Dustin turned back for his teammates, he was shot and killed. SSG Brian Black, SSG Jeremiah Johnson, and SGT La David Johnson lost there lives also during the ambush.
Special Forces Engineer Sergeant