The war on terrorism has claimed two more casualties from Fort Stewart. The Department of Defense announced yesterday the death of two Third Infantry Division soldiers. First Sgt. Alan N. Gifford, 39, and Spc. David H. Ford IV, 20, died in Baghdad on September 16 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1-A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment.