Peter John Courcy
Peter John Courcy was born July 25, 1986 in Fort Hood, Texas. Cpl. Courcy was a Frisco High School graduate, and was active in hockey and wrestling. After graduation in 2004 he played amateur hockey for the Dallas Ice Hawks while taking classes at community college until enlisting in 2006.
Upon completion of his basic training, advanced individual training and airborne training, Cpl. Courcy was assigned to Special Warfare Training Group (SWTG) from November 21, 2006 to March 15, 2007. He arrived at Delta Company, 2-506th Infantry Battalion on March 27, 2007.
On March 17, 2008, Cpl. Courcy deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom IX where he served with Dog 46 (4/D/2-506 IN BN) and was attached to Task Force Glory. Cpl. Courcy was killed in action on February 10, 2009 as his vehicle was attacked by a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) killing him, a fellow soldier, and wounding one other.
His awards include the following: the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO (ISAF) Medal, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, and the Sharpshooter Rifle Badge. He posthumously received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Cpl. Courcy is survived by his wife, Mara; his son, Anthony, his mother Mary Bush (a member of our Unit 178) and stepfather Christopher; and brother Luke Bush.
For more information check Peter's page on the Collin County Freedom Fighters Website.