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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 04/07/1872 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 25/04/1942 California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/12/1899 San Mateo, Philippines.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GOLDEN GATE CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA.

Plot: Section L Block 5 Grave 7791

Edward Herrick Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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