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John Jennings Gibbs, Jr.

Boatswain's Mate, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 21, 1944
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Bronze Star Medal

Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Gibbs served about the USS LCI(G) 365. He died of wounds sustained during the assault on Guam.

He has a memorial stone in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia and his name is etched in the Courts of the Missing in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Before the war, he attended John Marshall High School.

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