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Kyle Gilbert Day: 8/5/17

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Kyle Charles Gilbert

January 16, 1983 - August 6, 2003

On August 6, 2003, Pfc. Kyle Gilbert and his unit stopped a car that was driving on the wrong side of the road past curfew in Bagdad. Kyle was operating the radio in the lead vehicle when they were ambushed by a passing vehicle. The insurgents' fire killed Kyle instantly.

In a presentiment expressed in one of his letters home, he wrote "just don't forget me'.

His friends and family make sure they don't with an annual celebration of his life.

VFW Brattleboro Post 1034 hosted the event. Friends hoisted a toast and related tales of his charracter.  A raffle was held for the scholarship given in his honor.


Production Date: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 13:00

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