Woodbury County

Cpl. Marion L. Gibbs





Private Marion L. Gibbs, who is stationed in an armored regiment at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, is spending a seven-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Gibbs, 908 Fowler street.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 8, 1943

Five Gibbs Brothers in Service 

Well represented in the armed forces is the family of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Gibbs, 1004 Fowler street. There are five brothers in the service.

Pfc. Kenneth L. Gibbs returned to Camp Lee, Va., last week after spending his first leave home in three years.  His wife and daughter, of Lynn, Mass., came here to see him. He was given a five-day emergency furlough to see his brother, Devaine, whom he hadn’t see for five years. Kenneth, a member of the quartermaster drum filling corps, was the first to enter the service three and one-half years ago.

Pvt. Devaine S. Gibbs, veteran of battles at Bougainville and Guadalcanal, is now home on a 21-day rotation furlough visiting his wife and son living at 812 11th street. He entered the service two months after Kenneth and spent three years in the South Pacific with the Americal division.

Orlando H. Gibbs, motor machinist’s mate second class, entered the Navy last October and is stationed at San Diego, Cal.  His wife and four children live at Ralston, Neb.

Cpl. Marion L. Gibbs, in the Army two years, was sent overseas recently as a radio operator in the field artillery.

Pvt. Lloyd W. Gibbs, 20, the youngest, who for the last year has been stationed in England, was just transferred to the infantry from the mobile tank corps. He has been in the Army nearly two years.

Cpl. Edward P. Mason, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs, is stationed with the field artillery at Fort Jackson, S. C.

Source: The Sioux City Journal,  January 28, 1945 (Gibbs Bros photos included)


Pvt. Lloyd W. Gibbs, 20, was wounded seriously in Germany March 15, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Gibbs, 1004 N. Fowler street, have learned from the War Department.  The telegram was followed up by a card stating Pvt. Gibbs was making normal improvement from a penetrating chest wound in a convalescent hospital.

Pvt. Gibbs, the youngest of four brothers in the service, had been serving with the infantry overseas for one year.  Pvt. Devaine S. Gibbs, veteran of battles at Bougainville and Guadalcanal, returned just recently to the States and is at the field artillery board detachment, Fort Bragg, N. C.  Pfc. Kenneth L. Gibbs is at Camp Lee, Va.; Orlando H. Gibbs, with the Navy in San Diego; and Cpl. Marion L. Gibbs is in Germany.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, Thursday, April 5, 1945