FORT BRAGG, NC (USASOC) – Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, 31, of Bay City, Mich. died Nov. 14, 2014 of injuries sustained during combat operations in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.
Cathcart was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Cathcart’s fifth deployment with the battalion, known as Bushmen, to Afghanistan.
In an email, Cathcart’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. Michael Sullivan, said the unit had “lost one of our nation’s finest,” and that Cathcart, “died a true warrior with his fellow teammates at his side”
“The Bushmen will always remember Mike’s love for the hockey rink and his toxic smile,” said Sullivan. “My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mike in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.”