Gifford E. Hurt

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Yonkers, NY

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

GJ joined the Army right out of high school. He wanted to serve his country. He was on his first deployment when we lost him. We buried my dear son on his 1 year Anniversary in the Army.

GJ was so loving. His smile lit up a room. He enjoyed working out, boxing & playing basketball. He volunteered to go to Iraq & take the place of another Soldier. GJ had 2 weeks to get prepared & he did it.

He was loved by many and loved serving for his Country.

Age: 19

Date of Death: January 20, 2010

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