Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brevard County Marine Killed In Afghanistan

PALM BAY, Florida -- The Department of Defense announced yesterday the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died July 29, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan.

              Killed were:
 
             Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, of Palm Bay, Florida.  He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; also,

             Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, of Holland, Michigan.  He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


The U.S. casualties come just days after the Department of Defense had announced that two other Central Florida servicemen, one also man from Palm Bay, Florida, had died while fighting in Afghanistan.