Patrick F. Kutschbach




Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach

A Special Forces Weapons Sergeant

ODA 021 Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

based at Boeblingen, Germany

25, a native of Pennsylvania

 KIA  10 November 200 when his vehicle received direct rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.

Special Forces Condolences Book


Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star Medal,

Purple Heart

Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal,

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Two Noncommissioned Officer Professional

Development Ribbons

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon


Special Forces Tab

Combat Infantryman Badge

Parachutist Badge.

Kutschbach’s military education include; the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; Warrior Leaders Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, and the Basic Airborne Course.

Kutschbach is survived by his wife, Ginger; son, Bastian; of Atoka, Tenn.; father, David, of Pittsburgh; mother, Debbie Huffner; and brothers David and Andrew, of McKees Rocks, Pa.

        Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach, 25, was killed in action on Nov. 10, while conducting combat operations in the southern end of the Tagab valley while serving with Operational Detachment Alpha 021 of Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

       He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2007 as a member of the International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan. 

      He had deployed to various locations in support of the Global War on Terrorism and this was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

       He was was a native of the Pittsburgh suburb of McKees Rocks, Pa. He was a 2000 graduate of Montour High School in Robinson Township, where he was an all-state volleyball player.

       He volunteered for army service and enlisted into the Army in Oct. 2003 as a Special Forces candidate. In 2004 he earned the coveted “Green Beret.”

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  **Information from, The DoD, USASOC used in this Article.

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