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US Army Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan
Hometown: Watertown, Conneticut
Gebrah Noonan was a 2002 graduate of Watertown High School. He attended Manhattanville College and Fordham University before joining the Army.
Gegrah who would introduce himself as "Gebrah rhymes with zebra," loved reading and was partial to Jack Kerouac and was a big movie buff. He also loved soul music and had more than 4,000 songs on his iPod. On senior dress-up day, he went to school dressed as Michael Jackson. Gebrah Noonan loved to read, loved his country and loved to make people laugh. He had a quick wit that all came from his intelligence.
But Noonan was serious about his country — so much so that the Watertown, Conn., native joined the U.S. Army and was serving in Iraq.
Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan while Serving During Operation New Dawn was killed September 24, 2010. Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. died of injuries sustained Sept. 23 in a non-combat-related incident. Also killed was Spc. John Carillo Jr. Army Spc. John Carrillo Jr. of Stockton, Calif. a day after a non-combat incident in Fallujah. Both soldiers died from a gunshot wounds by a fellow soldier.
Forever Remember US Army Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan
“And in the end, he gave everything.”