Home of Record: Stevenson Ranch
Date of Birth: October 21, 1984
High School: Wm. S. Hart High, Class of 2002
Country of Birth: Philippines
Service: Army of the United States
Specialty: Armored Vehicle Driver
Length of Service:
Unit: 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Based: Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Incident Date: March 1, 2010
Casualty Date: March 1, 2010
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Remains: San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills
Narrative: SGT Ian Timothy D. Gelig of Stevenson Ranch served as an armored-vehicle driver assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. At age 25, SGT Gelig was killed March 1, 2010, when a suicide bomber drove into his convoy in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. Sgt. Gelig's commendations include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the NATO Medal. SGT Gelig is buried at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Calif.