Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Milton A. Gist dies of injuries from I.E.D.

A Roosevelt High School graduate has been killed in combat in Iraq, his widow says. The victim was Army Cpl. Milton Gist Jr., 27.

In a telephone interview from Topeka, Kan., Raheisha Gist said an Army representative had told her of the death. But she had few details. "We're still finding things out," she said.

The family said Gist had attended Webster Groves High School and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1998. He joined the Army in 2003, his widow said.

Gist was the father of a girl, 4, and a boy, 1.

His widow said that Gist had been assigned to Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor, a part of the Germany-based 1st Infantry Division.

From the Post Dispatch