SFC Michael J. Goski
Hometown: Westfield, NJ/Sulpher Springs, TX.
Age: 35 years old
Died: July 4, 2016
Unit: US National Guard, United States Army Green Beret Special Forces.
Inserted: May 1, 1981
Extracted: July 4, 2016
Sergeant First Class Michael Joseph Goski, 35, died July 4, 2016 in Tennessee. A United States Army Green Beret Special Forces veteran of twelve years, he served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was serving in the US National Guard at the time of his death. Preceded in death by his twin brother Staff Sergeant Christopher Ray Goski, June 10, 2012, he is survived by his parents, Timothy and Kathy Goski of Irving; twin sons, Mike and Chris of California; brother John Paul Goski of Lewisville; and grandmother Lavern Maynard of Irving. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Awarded the Bronze Star; Iraq Campaign Medal w/3 Campaign Stars; Afghanistan Commendation Medal w/2 Campaign Stars; Parachutist Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Special Forces Tab; Army Commendation Medal (3rd award); Army Service Ribbon; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Air Assault Badge; Global War On Terrorism Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; NATO Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3 awards); Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award).
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13.