Private First Class Lonnie Lowell Gibson was born on February 2, 1949, and was originally from Jellico, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as an infantryman in Unit LLRP, HHC, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. His tour began on July 6, 1969. On September 28, 1969, PFC Gibson was killed under hostile conditions in Binh Dinh province, South Vietnam; he was 20 years old at the time of his death. He was the recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart awards. PFC Gibson is buried at Jellico Cemetery in Jellico, Tennessee, and is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 17W, Line 16.

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