Southern Hills Charity Golf Classic

The Charity Golf Classic on Memorial Day at Southern Hills Plantation will celebrate those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Among those we will celebrate is GySgt Gifford; born in 1977, grew up in Palm Bay, FL and became a proud member of the United States Marine Corps in 1995.

During his years of service, Gifford was a member of the Corps’ Force Reconnaissance community and later joined MARSOC. He completed five combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He earned the Navy Cross (posthumously), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat “V”, two Bronze Star’s with “V”, and the Purple Heart. During his latest combat tour in the Badghis Province of Afghanistan, Gifford was fatally wounded 29 July 2012 during a precision raid. He is survived by his wife and their 5 sons.

 

 

 

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