28 June 2006

Soldiers' Angels Mourns PFC Devon J. Gibbons

From Donna of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:

We have a fallen Hero, Pfc. Devon J. Gibbons, 19, of Port Orchard, WA.

Pfc. Gibbons died on June 23, in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained on April 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

Gibbons was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Melvin & Bonnie Gibbons of Port Orchard, WA.

Thank you for supporting the families of our fallen heroes.


Gibbons passed away peacefully from the severe injuries sustained in the roadside bombing in which three other soldiers died.

He fought infections and other complications for over two months. When a breathing tube temporarily prevented him from talking, Devon winked at the nurses and his family to communicate. Some of the last words Gibbons was able to say to his mother Mel were, "I love you".

Please take a moment to read the Army Pfc. Devon J. Gibbons tribute at the Soldiers' Angels Fallen Heroes blog.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be riding for PFC Gibbons on Saturday July 1 at the family's request.

Remember our Heroes.

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