Micah Stephen Gifford
This undated photo released by the U.S. Army Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, shows Army Spc. Micah S. Gifford. Gifford, 27, from Redding, Calif. Gifford was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq . The two were based out of Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
NAME: Micah Stephen Gifford
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Diego, California
DATE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1979
HOME OF RECORD:
DATES OF SERVICE: August 8, 2004 to 07 December 2006
UNIT ASSIGNED: Company A, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)
CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom
AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
Corporal Micah Stephen Gifford was born in Redding, California July 7th, 1979. In 2002 he graduated Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas with a Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. He joined the Army on August 8, 2004 and was assigned to Alpha Company, 30th AG BN, ITB, Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of ITB and Basic Airborne School, CPL Gifford was assigned to D Company Special Troops Unit, Support Battalion, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in January 2005. In April 2005 CPL Gifford arrived at Fort Richardson, Alaska where he was assigned to Able Company 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne). While assigned to Able Company, CPL Gifford served as a Squad Leader, and Fire Team Leader. CPL Gifford is posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He is a graduate of the Warrior Leaders Course, Combatives Level 1, and Basic Airborne School.
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