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.

Brothers in Arms Foundation - Boynton Beach, FL

Their mission is to provide financial and logistical support to immediate family members of Marines & FMF Corpsman who have been critically wounded, or fallen while serving within the Special Operations Community of the United States Marine Corps. Dog Tag Legacy Fund is proud to support the Brothers in Arms Foundation with grant funds to further share Jon’s inspiring legacy.