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March 03, 2011
Just the thought of all that we have shared when you where here continue to be in our hearts and mind. Not a day go by that you and others are not thought about. We know that you are watch over all of us. Love always.
Auntie Paula
March 02, 2011
Each day it gets easier to think about you and not cry...I tend to smile more often as i look at your pictures...i miss you so much sweetpea tell granny and uncle archie i miss and love them too...always thinking of u Lil cousin jasmine <3
February 25, 2011
David Stevens..........no words can express what your words have meant.....~Blessings~
Nikia Gist, Milton's sister
January 30, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. Milton A. Gist:
Please accept my remembrance of Milton on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
January 30, 2011
To the family of SGT Milton A. Gist:

Four years ago today, Milton and I shared a few hours together. I had the tremendous honor of bringing him off the battlefield for the final time.
I hope my words have some good meaning to them and may provide some ease on what is the worst day ever for you.
The news came over the radio of the explosion quickly and that there were casualties. From that moment on, the anguish, confusion and uncertainty literally was the way the rest of the afternoon felt to me.
We arrived at the site and brought Milton to my vehicle after seeing the scene of the explosion.
He was carried by myself and another soldier to our vehicle and placed carefully inside onto one of the empty seats and gently buckled in for his return.
While we were waiting for the rest of the site to be secured, the Chaplain arrived to give Last Rites to him.
I overheard the Chaplains words of prayer asking for god to look over him from now on.
When all was finished we were given permission to return the nearly two miles to base. Upon our arrival it was my job to announce to the headquarters over the radio which element had returned and with the number of vehicles and soldiers. I announced my call sign, our nine men and three vehicles had returned.
I struggled to get my final sentence of " And one Distinguished American Soldier" out.
For the next 20 or so seconds the radio fell silent as if in a collective moment of silence and relief that he was back onto the camp.
We drove to the hospital and upon our arrival there were several leaders of the unit waiting for him.
We brought Milton out of the Humm-V and into the hospital, as we passed by the leaders, they presented him with a final salute.
Again, I am hoping that my words can provide a better view of that day than what you already know.
I had barely knew him for a year at that time and respected him as a soldier and admired him for training for and carrying out the mission he chose to do during our deployment.
January 30, 2011
I have just learned of Milton's passing after reconnecting with his wife Raheisha. I am deeply sadden to hear of his death. I am grateful for his service to our country. We all served together in AmeriCorps. He was funny and dedicated to his family. He will be remembered.
October 31, 2010
Missing you today!!
Your sis...........
September 01, 2010
milton you were a great soldier, leader, and friend. It seems like yesterday when we were standing in formation together in tango company, and walking through jamestown mall doing home town recruiting. You will forever be missed.
March 08, 2010
I appreciate all who have sent prayer to the family of Milton (sweet pea) my nephew who I miss everyday. I thank God I was given the opportunity to be apart of his life. To my sister, I love you and a pray everyday the Lord continue to comfort you because I can only imagine the loss of losing a child. Losing Milton was a great loss for us all but you and his wife loss the great gift and I hope the best in healing and love you. Bell
February 27, 2010
Seeing this book for the first time since my nephew's death, I must say to all who have spoking true and kind words about him thank you. Sweet Pea (Milton A, Gist)was a wonderful inspiration to my only son. The wonderful person like many that gave to his country to help others without question. God has shown us through Milton that helping,giving,hoping and praying is just the beginning of one's journey. I am still missing him only to say GOD bless all other fallen soldiers and bless their loved ones as well.
To his family left behind the entire family will always be there for you and the kids.
Peace be with all.
Love you always your Auntie
Paula
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