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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.