Gabe D. Conde attended Berthoud High School and the Colorado School of Mines. During high school, he went on three mission trips with Grace Place Church to Madera, a small town in Mexico.
Conde enlisted in the Army in 2015. He served with 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He deployed with the brigade to Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in September 2017.
Conde died during a firefight on April 30, 2018, in the Tagab district. He was 22 years old.
His awards include a Purple Heart, a National Defense Service Medal, an Army Service Ribbon, and a Parachutist Badge.
In 2019, the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources organized a Memorial Day collection drive in honor of Conde. They collected over 200 pounds of hygiene items for active service members stationed overseas.
Conde was interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery near Denver.
To honor his sacrifice, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Berthoud, Colorado, bares his name.
We honor his service.
As it did last year, this year National Cemetery Administration is collaborating with Carry The Load for Memorial Day to honor fallen Veterans. Both NCA and Carry The Load are honoring select “Veterans of the Day” with remembrances on social media during May.
Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay
Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.
It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.
Graphic artist: Steve Ellmore