Gary Haisman

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Nashville, TN

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal Gary Haisman enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Corps Weapons Company, Dragon Platoon, serving as an M47 Dragon gunner. Haisman was killed while on deployment in Iraq supporting Operation Provide Comfort, an effort to rescue Kurdish refugees under threat from the Iraqi Army.

Gary was fun and funny – always laughing and making people laugh. He loved children and couldn’t wait for the arrival of his first child. He was gifted musically and would visit the orphanage when he was deployed overseas to play music for the children. He dreamed of becoming a member of the U.S.M.C Band.

Gary had a love for life, and he strived to make everyone around him happy.

Age: 21

Date of Death: May 03, 1991

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