Jonathan S. Gibson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: San Diego, CA

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 3

CWO3 Jon Gibson joined the Navy in 1999 and received his Aircrew Wings in 2001. He deployed twice prior to selection for the Flying Warrant Officer Program. Jon commissioned in 2008 and earned his Aviation Wings in 2011. After qualifying in the MH-60S, he deployed with the USS Nimitz. After landing aboard the USS William P. Lawrence, waves overcame his helicopter and he forever rests in the Red Sea.

Jon loved his family and friends, especially his kids. He was adventurous, competitive, fun, kind, patient, honest, a hard worker, and a total clean- freak. He loved sports, mountain biking, surfing, and snowboarding. He had a smile that lit up the room and a laugh that was contagious. Jon loved to tell stories, which his kids now share in honor of their Daddy.

Jon truly loved being a part of the U.S. Navy and he proudly served his country.

Age: 32

Date of Death: September 22, 2013

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