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Palm Bay Marine killed in Afghanistan

Gunnery Sgt. Jonathon W. Gifford dies in Badghis province

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – A Palm Bay man serving in the Marines was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday.

Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, was assigned to the second Marine Special Operations Battalion from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, according to a release from the Department of Defense.

Gifford was killed in Badghis province while conducting combat operations.