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First Name: Donald

Last Name: Gibbs

Birthplace: Roddy, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Mabank, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 20 February 1918

Date of Death: 29 August 1995

Rank: Major

Years Served:
Donald Warren Gibbs

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Donald Warren Gibbs

Captain, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 95th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 45 (December 14, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Infantry) Donald W. Gibbs (ASN: 0-1165499), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, *** Field Artillery Battalion, 95th Infantry Division, on 22 November 1944, in the vicinity of Metz, France.
Inside Metz, Company K, *** Infantry Regiment, was pinned down by German sniper and machine gun fire from the right flank when Captain Gibbs, Artillery Liaison Officer, upstairs in a house overlooking the hostile position, killed with rifle fire the German sniper and silenced the German machine gun. Captain Gibbs' intrepid deed, in the face of intense enemy fire and under excellent enemy observation, drove the survivors of the German element to cover, thereby permitting Company K to resume the assault and capture their objective.
Captain Gibbs' gallantry on this occasion, typical of this officer's bold conception of duty, reflects distinct credit upon him, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317284   Created by: drjones46




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