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Edward H. Gibson
Edward H. Gibson headstone front.JPG
Gibson's headstone at Golden Gate National Cemetery
Born (1872-07-04)July 4, 1872
Died April 25, 1942(1942-04-25) (aged 69)
Place of birth Boston Massachusetts
Place of burial Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1899 - 1901
Rank Sergeant
Unit 27th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward Herrick Gibson [1] (July 4, 1872–April 25, 1942) was a United States Army Sergeant received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War. He was awarded the Medal for the same action as Corporal Antoine Gaujot. The Medal was received for actions on December 19, 1899 at the Battle of Paye near Mateo during the Philippine-American War. Gibson is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.[2]

Gibson enlisted in the Army in July 1899, and was discharged in April 1901.[3]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company M, 27th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At San Mateo, Philippine Islands, December 19, 1899. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: Unknown.

Citation:

Attempted under a heavy fire of the enemy to swim a river for the purpose of obtaining and returning with a canoe.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Hall of Valor
  2. "Edward H. Gibson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22979. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  3. Oaklandwiki.org

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