Donald Gibson

Donald Gibson

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1SG Donald W. Gibson
Born 1950s.
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Categories: California | Tulare County, California | Porterville, California | Washington | Pierce County, Washington | Puyallup, Washington | Gibson Name Study | United States Army | Vietnam War | Persian Gulf War | National Defense Service Medal | Meritorious Service Medal | Army Commendation Medal | Army Achievement Medal | Army Good Conduct Medal | Army of Occupation Medal | Korea Defense Service Medal | Army Overseas Service Ribbon | Army Service Ribbon | NCO Professional Development Ribbon | Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge | United States Projects | Family Historians | Marion County, Oregon | Aumsville, Oregon | Military and War Project.

Donald Gibson is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States US Army 1971-1992 attaining FIRST SGT/E8
Served during Vietnam and Desert Storm ERA's.
Donald Gibson is a Project Member of Military and War Project.


1SG US Army (Ret.) Donald Wayne Gibson, born May 14, 1952, Porterville, CA to George and Helen Gibson. family moved in 1961 to Jefferson Oregon, nearby his paternal Grandparents George Thomas Gibson and Violet (Newman) Gibson. Moved shortly after to Turner, Oregon and then family purchased a home in Aumsville Oregon. Attended 5th thru 8th grades at Aumsville elementary school and graduated as no middle school existed. Attended high school at Cascade Union High School, Turner, Oregon with graduation diploma. Donald enlisted in the U.S. Army in Aug of 1971, due to having a extremely low draft number and was seeking job guarantees instead of needs of the service. Attended basic training at Ft Knox, Armor school. Volunteered for additional training and forgo his guarantee's to attend Explosive Ordnance Disposal training. (Note: Army pay and allowances at that time was approximately $100 per month and the additional training added a additional $55.00 per month due to the hazardous occupation). PVT. Gibson Attended EOD school at Indian Head, MD., a Navel school hosting joint service training. On graduation SP4 Gibson was transferred for duty to Berlin Germany where he served from 1972 -1974. SP5 Gibson was then assigned to the 27th Ord. Det. (EOD) at Ft Lewis, WA where he served for 11 years before SFC Gibson was assigned to the 8th Ord. Det. (EOD) located at Camp Red Cloud, [(Medal of Honor recipient US Marine Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.),_Jr.] and Soul, the capitol of Korea. SFC Gibson returned to Ft Lewis, WA in 1986 and served until 1991. Master Sergeant Gibson was then reassigned to the 176th Ord. Det. (EOD) at Ft. Richardson, Alaska, where he served for a 6 month assignment until his retirement from the military in 1991. 1SG Gibson served 20 Years and 6 months in the US Army and was decorated with the "Master" Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf, The Army Appreciation Medal, the National Defense Ribbon with Campaign star, The Korean Defense Service Medal and numerous other individual service ribbons. Donald met his future wife Judy in Tacoma, WA in 1976 and they married on November 24 of the same year. Daughter Heather, was born following year in Tacoma, on August 29. The family purchased a home in nearby Puyallup, WA. in 1980 and currently reside in same with having a additional home in Ocean Shores, WA.

EOD Wounded Warrior Memorial [1]


"California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, Family Search[1]

  1. : accessed 7 April 2016), Donald Wayne Gibson, 14 May 1952; citing Tulare, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento

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I would like to honor my ancestor Hezekiah Stone, (Stone-9941) Corporal, Virginia 6th Regm't, who served during the Revolutionary War. If anyone in the 1776 project can assist me with appropriate format, content and templates it would be much appreciated
I am very excited about finding new relatives. I have always wanted to do a genealogical study of my "Roots" but family and working life always were in the way. I am recently retired and now have found a new interest and want to do this family search, but want to do it the right way and help others in their searches by adding Cemetery Categories to my newly created Ancestor profile pages. Any advise is appreciated,
Always happy to assist the tree in eliminating errors.
Gibson is my family surname. I am searching for family connections especially on Gibson Arrival to the United States around 1607 to Jamestown VA
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I live nearby a Old Soldiers Home that has 4 Medal of Honor recipients interred in the Soldiers Cemetery. I have started to document and photograph the grave markers and create profile pages for them. If anyone can help me with the creating and formatting of the profile pages that would render the proper respect and recognition that these great Men deserve I would truly appreciate it.
My Maternal line connected through Helen Lucille Stone Gibson and Fred Warren Stone.
Have several Civil War Veterans in my family line. Interested in this specific project and working to add profiles to the Roll of Honor project.

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On 7 Aug 2018 at 22:52 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

OK Donald, you're all set. Thanks for getting back to me.


On 7 Aug 2018 at 16:09 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

It's been a week since we first contacted you about the Categorization project. If I don't hear from you by August 14, I will assume that you don't wish to be part of the project any longer and will remove the badge. I thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

Natalie, Categorization

On 31 Jul 2018 at 13:16 GMT Steven Harris wrote:

Hi Donald,

I’m Steven, coordinator of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team.

Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project.

Thanks, Steven

On 5 Jun 2017 at 02:52 GMT Cathy Brightwell wrote:

First I want to THANK YOU for the 21 years you served in the Army, and for volunteering to serve in the EOD field. During the Vietnam era our vets were not honored properly for their service. Our vets from any time period should be honored and recognized for serving our country, after all this is not a career chosen for monetary gain but for serving us all. Second I want to THANK YOU for correcting the gender of John Houser. Obviously the right gender is very important so this was a great fix!!!

On 16 May 2017 at 16:13 GMT Barbara (Breece) Roesch wrote:

Thanks for your eagle eye and volunteering to help fix goofs! Much appreciated!

On 21 Apr 2017 at 14:12 GMT Steve Lake wrote:

You are absolutely right about Elizabeth Agnes' parents. Proving who they ARE is one thing and proving who they are NOT may be impossible. I appreciate very much your being willing to assist in trying to find one or the other. I am in touch with the memorial manager on Find-a-Grave for Eliz.Agnes, who has her doubts but is willing to listen.

I am sure that there are hundreds of her descendants who believe they know that Elizabeth Custer & James Cain are the correct parents, but they just don't know that the source of that info is unproven. I can't just let my doubts rest. Same here, I'll let you know my progress.

On 9 Apr 2017 at 02:13 GMT Lowell Gold wrote:

Thank you Donald for telling me about the bad link on Willis Gulley page AND especially for provideing the correct link .... I believe it is OK now.

On 8 Apr 2017 at 14:41 GMT Paula J wrote:

You were added to the Civil War project on 6/1/2016. We are happy to have you!

On 28 Sep 2016 at 19:12 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Welcome to the 1776 Project (, a subproject of the Military and War Project:

There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.

If you haven’t already, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include 1776 Project and any other tag terms that you wish to follow:

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for those who contributed patriotic or civil service. Thank you.

On 6 Jun 2016 at 22:40 GMT Billy Matney wrote:

Welcome aboard, Donald!

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