Brennan Chriss Gibson
NAME: Brennan Chriss Gibson
PLACE OF BIRTH: California
DATE OF BIRTH: 27 December 1979
HOME OF RECORD: Tualatin, Oregon
DATES OF SERVICE: 27 July 2004 to 10 December 2006
UNIT ASSIGNED: Company C, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)
CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom
AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
SGT Brennan C. Gibson of Tualatin, Oregon was born on 27 December 1979 in California. He enlisted in the United States Army on 27 July 2004. He graduated One Station Unit Training as an 11B Infantryman from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of One Station Unit Training, he was assigned to D Company, Special Troops Unit, Support Battalion, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. On 25 May 2005 he arrived at C Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne) where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. While deployed with the 3-509th Infantry (Airborne) he was attached to Task Force 1-26 where he participated in numerous combat operations and patrols in Eastern Baghdad in support of Operation Together Forward II. SGT Gibson was an integral part of the team, dedicated to mission accomplishment, and displayed unwavering courage and commitment.
Army Sgt. Brennan C. Gibson, 26, of Tualatin, was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday. Gibson died from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Gibson, along with two other soldiers who died from the explosion, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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