Soldier Honored: Steven Ray Givens
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Branch of Service: Army
Specialist Steven Ray Givens was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Benning, Georgia. He died on May 8, 2005 of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire in Balad, Iraq. Specialist Givens was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division out of Ft. Benning, GA.
Specialist Givens spent much of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. He volunteered for his second tour of duty in Iraq; noting that he could serve his country and help the children that are the victims of war. He often wrote home asking for Mardi Gras beads and candy that he could deliver to the local kids. Givens met his wife in 2003 before his first deployment to Iraq. He married her three days prior to shipping out on his second deployment. At the time of Specialist Givens’ death, their son was 2 years old.