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America, Fire, and Memes: JONATHAN WILLIAM GIFFORD GY SGT US MARINE CORPS AFGHANISTAN AUG 11 197T JUL 29 2012 NAVY CROSS HERO OF THE DAY: Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford of Palm Bay, Fla., died at age 34 on July 29, 2012 in Badghis province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. During the morning patrol, he saw three of the Afghan special operations commandos he was advising hit by enemy small arms fire. Immediately, he got behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle, roaring across 800 meters of ground unprotected to come to the aid of the wounded commandos. With the help of another Marine, he performed first aid on the Afghan soldiers and moved them to a landing zone so a helicopter could extract them for medical care. Then, he crossed back over the same open terrain to help the other Afghan commandos in the unit, who were now under enemy fire. During the attack he led, he took out an insurgent who was firing from a window and climbed a building housing enemy fighters, dropping a grenade down the enemy chimney. He kept pressing the attack until he fell mortally wounded by enemy machine gun fire, according to his medal citation. Gunnery Sgt. Gifford was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. usmc marine marines marinecorps oorah semperfi devildog hero sacrifice 2012 oef afghanistan gunnerysergeant gunny jonathangifford marsoc navycross usa america unitedstates military 2ndmsob via @marine_corps_heroes_
America, Fire, and Memes: JONATHAN
 WILLIAM
 GIFFORD
 GY SGT
 US MARINE CORPS
 AFGHANISTAN
 AUG 11 197T
 JUL 29 2012
 NAVY CROSS
HERO OF THE DAY: Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford of Palm Bay, Fla., died at age 34 on July 29, 2012 in Badghis province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. During the morning patrol, he saw three of the Afghan special operations commandos he was advising hit by enemy small arms fire. Immediately, he got behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle, roaring across 800 meters of ground unprotected to come to the aid of the wounded commandos. With the help of another Marine, he performed first aid on the Afghan soldiers and moved them to a landing zone so a helicopter could extract them for medical care. Then, he crossed back over the same open terrain to help the other Afghan commandos in the unit, who were now under enemy fire. During the attack he led, he took out an insurgent who was firing from a window and climbed a building housing enemy fighters, dropping a grenade down the enemy chimney. He kept pressing the attack until he fell mortally wounded by enemy machine gun fire, according to his medal citation. Gunnery Sgt. Gifford was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. usmc marine marines marinecorps oorah semperfi devildog hero sacrifice 2012 oef afghanistan gunnerysergeant gunny jonathangifford marsoc navycross usa america unitedstates military 2ndmsob via @marine_corps_heroes_

HERO OF THE DAY: Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford of Palm Bay, Fla., died at age 34 on July 29, 2012 in Badghis province, Afghanistan...

Family, Fire, and Friends: WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME' rp @bbcnews The scale of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is becoming much clearer. 17 people are now confirmed dead - the BBC thinks there are 60 more people who didn’t survive. Fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. The first victim has been named by friends and family as Mohammed Alhajali - a Syrian refugee who came to the country in 2014. According to the Syria Solidarity Campaign, Alhajali was a civil engineering student at West London University. His dream was to be able to go back home one day and rebuild Syria. Mohammed's older brother Omar, who was with him in the flat, survived but lost Mohammed on the way out. Omar was rescued by the Fire Services while Mohammed went back upstairs. Mohammed was on the phone for two hours with a friend in Syria, waiting to be rescued. He was trying to reach his family in Syria but he could not get connected to them due to the situation in Syria. He had not seen his family for four years. When the fire reached his flat on the 14th floor, Mohammed bid his friend goodbye, saying that the fire had reached him. He asked his friend to pass on the message to his family. London LondonFire GrenfellTower MohammedAlhajali Syria SyrianRefugee Migrants Fire TheresaMay BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews @pmwhiphop
Family, Fire, and Friends: WHY DID YOU
 LEAVE ME'
rp @bbcnews The scale of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is becoming much clearer. 17 people are now confirmed dead - the BBC thinks there are 60 more people who didn’t survive. Fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. The first victim has been named by friends and family as Mohammed Alhajali - a Syrian refugee who came to the country in 2014. According to the Syria Solidarity Campaign, Alhajali was a civil engineering student at West London University. His dream was to be able to go back home one day and rebuild Syria. Mohammed's older brother Omar, who was with him in the flat, survived but lost Mohammed on the way out. Omar was rescued by the Fire Services while Mohammed went back upstairs. Mohammed was on the phone for two hours with a friend in Syria, waiting to be rescued. He was trying to reach his family in Syria but he could not get connected to them due to the situation in Syria. He had not seen his family for four years. When the fire reached his flat on the 14th floor, Mohammed bid his friend goodbye, saying that the fire had reached him. He asked his friend to pass on the message to his family. London LondonFire GrenfellTower MohammedAlhajali Syria SyrianRefugee Migrants Fire TheresaMay BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews @pmwhiphop

rp @bbcnews The scale of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is becoming much clearer. 17 people are now confirmed dead - the BBC thinks there are...

Family, Fire, and Friends: WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME' 16 JUN: The scale of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is becoming much clearer. 30 people are now confirmed dead - the BBC understands that at present there could be as many as 76 people who didn’t survive. Fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. The first victim has been named by friends and family as Mohammed Alhajali - a Syrian refugee who came to the country in 2014. According to the Syria Solidarity Campaign, Alhajali was a civil engineering student at West London University. His dream was to be able to go back home one day and rebuild Syria. Mohammed's older brother Omar, who was with him in the flat, survived but lost Mohammed on the way out. Omar was rescued by the Fire Services while Mohammed went back upstairs. Mohammed was on the phone for two hours with a friend in Syria, waiting to be rescued. He was trying to reach his family in Syria but he could not get connected to them due to the situation in Syria. He had not seen his family for four years. When the fire reached his flat on the 14th floor, Mohammed bid his friend goodbye, saying that the fire had reached him. He asked his friend to pass on the message to his family. Watch more: bbc.in-SyrianVictim London LondonFire GrenfellTower MohammedAlhajali Syria SyrianRefugee Migrants Fire TheresaMay BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews
Family, Fire, and Friends: WHY DID YOU
 LEAVE ME'
16 JUN: The scale of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is becoming much clearer. 30 people are now confirmed dead - the BBC understands that at present there could be as many as 76 people who didn’t survive. Fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. The first victim has been named by friends and family as Mohammed Alhajali - a Syrian refugee who came to the country in 2014. According to the Syria Solidarity Campaign, Alhajali was a civil engineering student at West London University. His dream was to be able to go back home one day and rebuild Syria. Mohammed's older brother Omar, who was with him in the flat, survived but lost Mohammed on the way out. Omar was rescued by the Fire Services while Mohammed went back upstairs. Mohammed was on the phone for two hours with a friend in Syria, waiting to be rescued. He was trying to reach his family in Syria but he could not get connected to them due to the situation in Syria. He had not seen his family for four years. When the fire reached his flat on the 14th floor, Mohammed bid his friend goodbye, saying that the fire had reached him. He asked his friend to pass on the message to his family. Watch more: bbc.in-SyrianVictim London LondonFire GrenfellTower MohammedAlhajali Syria SyrianRefugee Migrants Fire TheresaMay BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews

16 JUN: The scale of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is becoming much clearer. 30 people are now confirmed dead - the BBC understands that at ...