26-year-old US Army Specialist Christopher D. Gailey was killed in action on 1st November 2011 in Paktia province. He was in a vehicle when it hit a homemade roadside bomb.
Spc. Gailey, a motor vehicle operator from Ochelata, Oklahoma, was a member of the Oklahoma National Guard based at Tulsa serving with the 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Spc. Gailey joined the National Guard in June 2004 and deployed to Iraq in 2007-08. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal and the Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon.
Killed in the same incident was Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher.