Army Specialist Kenneth James Gibson served with the U.S. Army in Germany. His hometown was Romulus, Michigan, where he was returning for Christmas after 18 months abroad. James had attended Romulus High School near Detroit and, after graduating in 1986, he joined the Army. James leaves his parents, Ruth and Larry, as well as two brothers and a sister—Eric, 14; Jason, 12; and Lisa, 18. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother and paternal grandparents.
Specialist Gibson was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart "for wounds received in action" as well as The Army Commendation Medal.
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