My brother Lloyal Thomas Gibson served in the 173rd and 101st Airborne between 1969 and 1972. I recently came across Tomís DD 214 and Iíve been trying to assemble a set of his medals and ribbons for his daughter. Hereís the list:
National Defense Service Medal
Combat Infantrymanís Badge
Good Conduct Medal
4 Overseas Service Bars
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 5 campaign stars
Bronze Star with ďVĒ Device (3rd award)
Expert Badge (M16)
Tom passed away last year after battling agent orange-induced cancer for 13 years. He never talked about his service in Vietnam, but folks who have seen his DD 214 tell me that he was a true hero.
I'm wondering if you could help me with a couple of questions:
1. Where can I obtain a set of medals for Tom's daughter?
2. Is there a current registry or web site where I could try to contact guys who fought with Tom?
Thanks in advance,
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