NAME: Brennan Chriss Gibson
PLACE OF BIRTH: Van Nuys, CA
DATE OF BIRTH: 27 Dec 1979
HOME OF RECORD: Tualatin, OR
DATES OF SERVICE: 27 Jul 2004 to 10 Dec 2006
UNIT ASSIGNED: Company C, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)
CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom
AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, 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, Parachutist Badge
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
27 Dec 1979 - Brennan C. Gibson was born in Van Nuys, CA. The youngest of six.
1997 - Graduated Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon
2001 - He met Corinna Jagow at OSU
2003 - Graduated from Oregon State University in Cornvallis with a bachelor of science in art with emphasis in gaphic design. Member of Theta Chi fraternity. Brennan spent much of his free time designing graphics and houses on his computer or sketching in one of a dozen sketch pads. He had a great sense of humor and a strong sense of doing his best in all his commitments.
10 Jul 2004 - Brennan and Corinna married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sherwood
27 Jul 2004 - Brennan C. Gibson enlisted in the United States Army
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.
25 May 2005 - SGT Gibson arrived at C Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
Brennan and Corrina had one son Kaden
00 Oct 2006 - SGT Gibson deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 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.
10 Dec 2006 - SGT Brennan C. Gibson was Killed in Action when an improvised explosive device detonated next to his HUMVEE in Baghdad, Iraq. Also killed was SPC Pillip C. Ford and PFC Shawn M. Murphy.
Surviving and left to honor his life are: His wife, Corinna and son, Kaden of Anchorage, Alaska; parents Kirk Elliott of Elkridge, MD and Linda and John Gibson of Springfield; five older brothers and sisters, Sean, Travis, Stacy, Stephanie and John, Jr.
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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