Army Specialist Mikayla Bragg—August 2012 Shipment Honoree
Longview Soldier killed in Afghanistan
Mikayla Bragg joined the Army after graduating from Mark Morris High School in 2008. She was deployed in August from Fort Knox, Kentucky to Khowst Province, Afghanistan. She was a truck driver with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
Mikayla A. Bragg was killed on 21st December 2011. She was killed while on duty in a guard tower. Mikayla was scheduled to return from her first tour in early January.
About 50 or 60 people attended the half-hour service, and most of them were friends Mikayla had met in the military.
“They called out my daughter’s name. They call out Spc. Bragg, and there was no answer. They call out Spc. Mikayla Bragg, and there was no answer. And then they would call out her full name Spc. Mikayla Anne Bragg, and there was no answer.” It was very emotional and hard when her name was called out.
Spc Bragg leaves behind her mother Sheyanne Baker, father Steve Bragg, step-mother Amber Bragg, Sister Kandyce Bragg, half-brother Allen Davids and half-siblings Joseph Bragg and Ariel, Darien and Julian DeForge.