Army Sgt Brennan C Gibson, 26, died December 10, 2006, when a roadside bomb detonated and destroyed the Humvee he was in. Also killed were Spc. Philip C Ford, 21, of Freeport, Texas and Spc. Shawn M. Murphy, 24, of Fort Bragg, NC. They were traveling on the outskirts of Baghdad. The were members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Sgt. Gibson attended Thurston High School and graduated in 2003 from Oregon State University with a bachelor of science in art, with a special focus on graphic design. He met his wife Corrina while they were students at OSU. Their first child, Kaden, was born just before he deployed to Iraq.
"He loved being a soldier, and he was a good one. If there was a kid that you'd want representing us out there, it was Brennan Gibson," a family friend said.
He is survivied by his wife and child and his parents, John and Linda Gibson of Springfield, Oregon.