Class of 2000
“He was the type of person who could make a joke out of anything,” said friend Tim Dorish, 25, of McKees Rocks.
“You could be in the worst situation in the world and Pat would find a way to make you laugh,” Dorish told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Kutschbach was a 2000 graduate of Montour High School, where he was an all-state volleyball player during his senior year. He won several championships and coached the team for three years after graduating, said Superintendent Patrick Dworakowski.
“Patrick will be missed by many members of the Montour school community, and we thank him for serving our country,” Dworakowski said.
Dorish remembered when Kutschbach came to his house one day in 2003 and said, “I did something crazy today. I joined the Army.”
Kutschbach enlisted in the Army in October 2003 as a Special Forces candidate and earned his Green Beret the next year, according to a biography from the Army Special Forces Command.
Patrick leaves behind his wife Ginger Kutschbach and a son Bastian. He is a true American hero who will forever be remembered all of those who have served with him & everyone whose life he has touched.
His awards and decorations include the 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, ISAF NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
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