Gibson, Timothy Mark, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
2004-2005, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
Service Years
2001 - 2005
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1981
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Merrimack
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 2005
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom
Location of Interment
Last Rest Cemetery - Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2001, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry Training Regiment/Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger)3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  2001-2001, 0312, 1st Infantry Training Regiment/Infantry Training Regiment (Camp Geiger)
  2004-2005, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson was killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed near Rutbah, Iraq.  An investigation found that the crew of the CH-53E became disoriented when weather turned bad, did not realize the helicopter was banking to the left, and flew the aircraft into the ground.  Twenty-nine Marines and one sailor also were killed.

The Marines lost from BLT 1/3 in the helicopter crash were:
1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, a native of Granville, Mass.
1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, a native of Viellejo, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, from Westion, Wyo.
Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, from Huron, Ohio
Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, a native of Montgomery, Ohio
LCpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, from Covina, Calif.
Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, a native of Brooklyn, Ohio
Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, from Hillsborough, N.H.
Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, from Gloucester, N.J.
Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, a native of North Hampton, Penn.
Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, from Champaign, Ill.
Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, a native of Roseburg, Ore.
Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, from Cherokee, Iowa
Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, a native of West Valley, Utah
Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, from Ventura, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper 21, a native of Wynne, Ark.
LCpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, from Wheelersburg, Ohio
LCpl. Fred L. Marciel, 20, a native of Spring, Texas
LCpl. Allan Klein, 34, from Clinton Township, Mich.
LCpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, a native of Orange, Fl.
LCpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, from San Diego, Calif.
LCpl. Rhonald Rairdan, 20, a native of San Antonio, Texas
LCpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-turshizi, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas
LCpl Hector Ramos, 20, a native of Aurora, Ill.
LCpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, from Hampton, Va.
LCpl. Joseph P. Spence, 24, from Scotts Valley, Calif.
LCpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, a native of Baltimore, Md.

Four Marines from HMM-361 also lost their lives;
Captain Paul Alaniz
Capt. Lyle Gordon
Staff Sgt. Dexter Kimble
LCpl. Tony Hernandez
   
Comments/Citation
Cpl. Timothy "Timmy" Gibson, 23, of Merrimack, N.H., sent photos home of him teaching Iraqi soldiers how to play football.  "That's exactly what he was like," said Cindy Woods Theberge, a former neighbor and close friend of the Gibson family.  "I don't think Timmy knew how to hate anyone.  Merrimack is an All-American town, and Timmy was an All-American boy.  When he walked into a room, it sparkled."  Gibson graduated in 2000 from Merrimack High School, where he was a football quarterback and center-fielder in baseball.  Gibson joined the Marines in April 2001 after attending college for six months.  "He had a heart of gold and helped everybody he could, and did it many times,"  Thomas Gibson said of the eldest of his two sons, both of whom were in the Marines.  Lance Cpl. Patrick Gibson, Timothy's younger brother, also served in Iraq.  "I pray for all the boys still alive," Thomas Gibson said.  Timothy Gibson will be buried in Merrimack, where he lived in a house with his parents, maternal grandparents and his favorite uncle, Joe.  Elaine Gibson said that when she last spoke to her son, "he said that he thought he was doing good and that he was helping people, but it was different than anything he could have expected.

   
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