CW3 Cecil "Hoot" C Gibson was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/15/1988 at the age of 54.6 from Cancer
Minneapolis, MN
Flight Class 62-2W
Date of Birth 06/25/1933
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 129 AHC in 65-66, HHC/1/7 CAV in 68, 303 TC CO in 69-70, 504 TC CO in 70, AVN SUPPORT CMD in 72
This information was provided by Lori K. Gibson (daughter), SSN search

More detail on this person: He was a Korean and Vietnam Veteran. He was a 'VIP' pilot before Vietnam. He flew Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy as well as MG George S. Patton IV, among others.

In Korea he received the Silver Star in September 1951 and Bronze Star (twice) in Korea as well as the Purple Heart (twice), Natl Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United nations Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

In Vietnam he received the Distinguished Flying Cross (twice), Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal (12 times), Natl Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (10 campaigns), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Award (twice), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/Palm. He did four tours in Vietnam.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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