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Eric Gunnar Gibson
Birth: Oct. 3, 1919, Sweden
Death: Jan. 28, 1944, Italy

Posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Eric was born October 3, 1919 in Nysund, Sweden, son of Mr. & Mrs. Erland Gibson. He was killed in action January 28, 1944, aged 24 years, 3 months and 25 days, while serving with the Army naer Isola Bella, Italy during World War II. During that action Eric destroyed four enemy positions, killed five and capturd two German soldiers before being fatally wounded. For this action he was recommended for the Medal of Honor which was presented to his parents on Sept. 15, 1944 at a military ceremony at Camp McCoy near LaCrosse, Wisconsin. fter the war, Eric's remains were returned to the United States and on Dec. 1, 1948 were interred in Nora Cemetery, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Eric enlisted while a resident of Chicago and during the war his parents moved to a farm on Highway 48 near Rice Lake. (bio by: John Christeson) 
 
Burial:
Nora Cemetery
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 46.82561, -89.23315
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jul 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7722443
Eric Gunnar Gibson
Added by: John Christeson
 
Eric Gunnar Gibson
Added by: John Christeson
 
Eric Gunnar Gibson
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- sjm
 Added: Oct. 3, 2014
~Happy Birthday~And Thank You for Your Service~
- Nancy VonBokern Wigginton
 Added: Oct. 3, 2014
Cudos Sir for giving your life for Freedom; RIP Sir!
- Nena Smothers
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
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