|Edward H. Gibson|
Gibson's headstone at Golden Gate National Cemetery
|Born||July 4, 1872|
|Died||April 25, 1942(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|
|Unit||27th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Edward Herrick Gibson  (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.
Gibson enlisted in the Army in July 1899, and was discharged in April 1901.
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.
Attempted under a heavy fire of the enemy to swim a river for the purpose of obtaining and returning with a canoe.
- "Edward H. Gibson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22979. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". http://www.history.army.mil//mohphil1.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "Cemeteries - Golden Gate National Cemetery - Burial & Memorials". http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/goldengate.asp. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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