Names of our Fallen lovingly read by
Gold Star Mother Nancy Geary
& Gold Star Uncle Bill Geary.
Video photos by Friend of the Fallen Alan Glassman.



 
 
MARINE CORPORAL TIMOTHY GIBSON

July 24, 1981 ~ January 26, 2005



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Operation Iraqi Freedom
 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division,
 III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

23, of Hillsborough, NH; killed in action when the
CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed
near
Rutbah, Iraq
.

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Tim liked people and they certainly adored him. He was never happier than when with friends and family, laughing and having a great time together. Tim was not only a brother to Tom (older brother) and Patrick (younger brother) but also a good friend. They both look up to him and love and respect his memory. Tim always took care of those not able to stick up for themselves, being the protector to many youngsters in school. He once got in trouble for “physical contact” in grade school. When the principal found that Tim was defending a friend who was being picked on, Tim was exonerated. In middle school, some boys took a baseball cap from a special needs student and Tim waded right in there and took it back. In high school, a friend and Tim saved a young girl who was trying to commit suicide.
Tim excelled in sports, being the quarterback for three years and captain of the football team his senior year. He also was the centerfielder and captain of the baseball team. Tim led those athletes on and off the field. He always stopped to help the underclassmen who were struggling on the field and kept them true to their pledge of conduct. The team looked up to him and stood by him, win or lose. But Tim was friend to all---teachers, coaches, athletes, non-athletes, parents of his friends---everyone had a soft spot for him. He was hard to resist with that grin of his and those blue eyes sparkling with mischief.
In the Marines, his men also looked up to him and the letters we have received from his Marine brothers speak of a leader, serious in his duty, a good man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. His officers sent wonderful letters telling of a “Squared Away Marine.” “The Marine Corps does not build character, the Corps reveals it.” Tim’s heart was the Marines.