|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 08:24 pm: Edit|
The following information was received from the RMPO: In a letter to the Digest with memorial donation from their daughter, we were notified that COL (Ret) Henry W "Hoot" Gibson, MPC, passed away on 2 January 2008 in Dupont, Washington. His wife of 60 years, Patricia A Gibson passed away one year ago on 23 February 2007. Colonel Gibson's last Army assignment before retirement was Commandant, USAMPS from 12 August 1968 to 31 May 1970. He was commissioned in 1942 and served in the Pacific with the 503rd Airborne Infantry. There, he participated in the recapture of Corregidor. He also served in Germany, Korea, Venezuela, and in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive as the I Corps Provost Marshal.
Mrs Patricia Gibson was a rated pilot in WW II and a member of the WASP (Women's Air Service Pilots). She was one of 15 females selected to fly B-17 bombers. Since females were restricted from overseas flights, Mrs Gibson was then trained to fly other military aircraft in CONUS until WASPS were disbanded in 1945. Both are interred in the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.