|Born||November 15, 1866|
|Died||1932 (aged 65–66)|
|Place of birth||Ireland|
|Place of burial||Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx, New York|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Gibbons was born on November 15, 1866 in Ireland and after immigrating to the United States he entered the navy. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as an oiler. After being discharged from the navy he lived for a while in Portsmouth, Virginia and after living in the US for 35 years he returned to Ireland.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Oiler, U.S. Navy. Born: Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfugos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gibbons set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Medal of Honor recipients". War With Spain: Gibbons, Michael entry. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
- ↑ "Michael Gibbons (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25376450. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
- "Michael Gibbons (Medal of Honor)". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2355. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
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