Jack Ronald GibbsSergeant
DISTRICT TRAFFIC OFFICE, PHAN RANG, 507TH TRANS GRP (TMA), MACV
Army of the United States
19 February 1948 - 29 November 1970
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Courtesy of his daughter-in-law
Billie Jo Gibbs
The database page for Jack Ronald Gibbs
SON, HUSBAND, FATHER AND GRANDFATHER
LOVED AND MISSED BY ALL!!
A memorial from his wife,
29 Nov 2005
It was 35 years ago today that I lost you. You were then and you still remain the love of my life! The memories we shared will remain in my heart forever. You proudly supported and defended our country with dedication and respect.
From our son, daughter-in-law, and 2 beautiful granddaughters, you are "OUR HERO". You were a brave man. We are very honored to have a husband, father, and grandfather that risked his life for our country.
WE LOVE YOU !!!
From his wife,
FREEDOM'S CALLThey are called to be in uniform
To serve both day & night
Protecting our great country
To fight the valiant fight
To rescue us from danger
And together on a mission
And day by day - step by step
From his brother and niece,
Charles Gibbs, Sr, and Lisa (Gibbs) Buchenberger
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 29 Nov 1970 a C-123K Provider, tail number 54-0649, departed Phang Rang on a troop deployment mission, carrying 5 crewmen and a number of US and ARVN military members. The weather was poor, with low clouds, high winds, and poor visibility. The aircraft was last seen flying through a valley with high ridges on either side. When it failed to arrive at its destination, search efforts were begun but were hampered by weather conditions. The wreckage was found five days later; the aircraft had crashed into high ground (elevation 2700 feet) some 15 miles southwest of Cam Ranh Bay. Only two survivors were recovered.
The number of persons aboard the aircraft varies by source. Hobson's Vietnam Air Losses says there were "about 39 US and ARVN troops [killed]; 2 personnel survived", while the Aircraft Crashes Record Office and Aviation Safety Network archives each say 42 of 44 men aboard died. The U. S. casualty database identifies 29 American servicemen who died in the wreck.
Sergeant Jack Ronald Gibbs was one of the 29 Americans.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Mary Sue (Gibbs) Weakley
29 Nov 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 11/30/2005