GySgt JonathanW. Gifford
United States Marine Corps
2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Command
AUG 11, 1977 – JUL 29, 2012 | Badghis Province, Afghanistan
Hometown: Palm Bay, FL
GySgt Gifford answered our nation's call, serving on five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned the title of Reconnaissance Marine, was a member of the Corps’ Force Recon community, and later joined MARSOC as a Critical Skills Operator. Not only was Jon a hero on the battlefield, he was also a hero at home as a loving husband and father of five boys. To honor Jon’s legacy, the Gifford family has chosen the Brothers in Arms Foundation.