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The service and sacrifice of a true civil servant – Dr. Maged M. Hussein

Institute for Water Resources
Published June 17, 2021

On June 3rd, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD) conducted a memorialization ceremony honoring Dr. Maged M. Hussein, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian who lost his life on Memorial Day of 2009 while deployed to Iraq. The ceremony marked the official naming of building 332 on Camp Atterbury as the Dr. Maged Hussein Deployment Readiness Facility. The ceremony prompted IWR personnel who had worked alongside Dr. Hussein to share their memories of him. 

“Dr. Hussein was an exceptionally talented and truly impressive young water professional whose overseas actions were totally dedicated to improving the quality of life of the Iraqi people. The work ethic and personal sacrifice he demonstrated during multiple deployments represented the very best of what “selfless service” means to civil society - in this instance, on behalf of both the Iraqi and American people,” affirmed Mr. Robert Pietrowsky, Director of the USACE Institute for Water Resources (IWR) from 2000-2017.  “Dr. Eugene Stakhiv and I had the great pleasure of getting to know Maged while he was deployed in Iraq. This public recognition by the Transatlantic Division (TAD) in Dr. Hussein's memory is totally fitting given the ultimate sacrifice he made and the honor his actions brought to himself, his family, and USACE. May he rest in peace.”

Please visit this article to learn more about Dr. Hussein's service. [Link to Full Article]