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Arthur J. Gibson U.S. Army WWII
Arthur J. Gibson U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 5/2/1911
Died On: 2/21/1981
Street Address: 16 Ridgeland Manor
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army - 105TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, 27TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Veteran Code: USARMY-236


BIOGRAPHY
 
Arthur J. Gibson was born in New York in 1911. In Rye his family lived at 16 Ridgeland Manor and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Arthur served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II.

SERVED IN THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS WITH THE 105TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, 27TH INFANTRY DIVISION, ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER AS A FIELD ARTILLERY UNIT COMMANDER IN THE EASTERN MANDATES, WESTERN PACIFIC, SOUTHERN PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, MAKIN, GILBERT ISLANDS, SAIPAN AND OKINAWA. AWARDED THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER CAMPAIGN RIBBON WITH 6 BRONZE SERVICE STARS, AMERICAN THEATER CAMPAIGN RIBBON, AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, BRONZE STAR MEDAL AND THE WWII VICTORY MEDAL.

GIBSON. In Essex. Ma. Arthur J. Gibson, 69, of 12 Shailer Drive, Westbrook, died Saturday (Feb. 21) at the Shoreline Clinic after a short illness. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., May 1 191 1, he was retired from the Army National Guard. Formerly of Port Chester, N.Y he had lived in Westbrook the last eight years. He was retired from' the phone company in New York City. He was a member of the Pioneers of America, the Knights of Columbus of Old Say-brook, and the Westbrook Lodge Elks. He was a World War II veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star. He is survived . by his wife, Noreen (O'Connor) Gibson of Westbrook; two sons, Arthur Gibson Jr. of Long Island, N.Y., and Donald Gibson of New Jersey, and two daughters, Mrs. Diane Gillies of New York and Miss Arte ne Gibson of Clinton. Funeral services wit' be Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., from Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, followed by a mass of Christian burial, 9 a.'m. at St. Mark's H.C. Church, Westbrook. Burial will be In St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Chester, N.Y. Friends may call at the funeral home, Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or St. Mark's R.C. Church, Westbrook

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