Marine Lance Cpl. Garrett W. Gamble
Died March 11, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
20, of Sugar Land, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 11 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
(The following is taken from newsclicker.com of March 12, 2010) A 20-year-old Marine from Sugar Land has died in Afghanistan from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device.
Lance Cpl. Garrett W. Gamble, the son of former professional hockey player Troy Gamble, was killed Thursday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said on Friday.
Gamble was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Gamble was a 2008 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land. Besides his father, he is survived by mother Michelle Greer, stepfather Brad Greer and brothers Cody and Gunner Gamble.
Gamble's father played in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks, but spent more years in the minor leagues.
He played for the Houston Aeros from 1994 through 1996. After retiring, he has worked as a broadcaster with the Aeros.
Gamble's death brought the U.S. total killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan to 936, according to the Associated Press.