Ivan Dus was born on July 6, 1984, in the large family in the village of Velyka Kuplia, Berezne Raion, Rivne Oblast. His mother Lidiia I. Basiuk brought up her son by herself. In 1990, Ivan started a school of Zamostyshche. Having finished it in 1999, he entered Kostopil Technical College where he had been studying for 2 years. After graduation in 2001, Ivan obtained the qualification of bricklayer and plasterer.

Due to the Presidential Executive Order About Partial Mobilization, on April 22, 2015, Ivan joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. From May 25, 2015, to August 17, 2015, he was in the sector “M” in the city of Mariupol,  from August 18, 2015 to October 17, 2015 – in the sector “B” in the city of Kurakove, and  from November 10, 2015 to May 18, 2016 – in the city of Stanytsia Luhanska. Ivan was a soldier of the 28th Mechanized Battalion which was a former 18th Battalion of Odessa.

On May 18, 2016, he was fatally wounded in the head due to the sniper fire near the village of Malynove, Stanytsia Luhanska Raion, from the side of the occupied village of Khrystove. Ivan was taken to the hospital in Stanytsia Luhanska Raion, but the attempts to save his life were unsuccessful. He died in surgery.

Ivan was buried in the village of Danchymist, Kostopil Raion.

The deceased left a mother, two brothers Yurii and Vasyl, a sister Olena and a six-year-old daughter Anna. Everyone who knew Ivan remember him as a kind and sensitive person. His comrades, with whom he defended his native land, remember him as a reliable and agreeable man who responsibly performed military duties and orders.

According to the Presidential Executive Order № 421/2016 on September 29, 2016 “for valor and high professionalism demonstrated in the protection of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the oath of enlistment”, Ivan Dus was posthumously awarded the Third Class Order For Bravery.

Ivan P. Dus (07.06.1984 – 05.18.2016)