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Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs, Killed Aug. 3, 2005, 24th Infantry Division, 48th Enhanced Separate Brigade

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Six National Guard Soldiers with the 48th Infantry Brigade died while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Three Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry died when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq on July 30.

Dead are:

Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39, of Ellaville, Ga.

Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr., 45, of Augusta, Ga.

Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr., 34, of Valdosta, Ga.

Three Soldiers from the 648th Engineer Battalion died when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their armored personnel carrier in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 3.

Dead are:

Sgt. Jerry L. Ganey Jr., 29, of Folkston, Ga.

Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs, 21, of Ambrose, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Warren, 36, of Duluth, Ga.

The 48th Brigade is one of three National Guard enhanced Separate Brigades that fall under the command of the 24th Infantry Division (Mech) headquartered at Fort