Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Kyle C Gilbert

Brattleboro, Vermont

August 6, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Army Pvt

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi vehicle opened fire on Gilbert's unit. Gilbert died of injuries received during the ambush.
From Kyle's Mom 09/28/04

my son ,my hero. we just had our one year without Kyle. it still seems not real. we shall never hold him, hear his laugh or hold the kids he should have had. god i wish the hurt will go away but i know it will never.. please remember him and never forget that he died for us all... 
love you bud, bud forever, love and hugs, mom 

 

AP News

When high school senior Kyle Gilbert couldn't get into the military because of headaches, he turned to Vermont's Sen. James Jeffords. Gilbert was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 6 when their unit was fired on from a passing vehicle in Baghdad. Gilbert grew up in Brattleboro, Vt., and was stationed at Fort Bragg.

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