GORDON E TIBBETTS
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

GORDON EDMUND TIBBETTS

WALL NAME

GORDON E TIBBETTS

PANEL / LINE

4W/81

DATE OF BIRTH

10/13/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN GIANG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/26/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BOOTHBAY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lincoln County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR GORDON EDMUND TIBBETTS
POSTED ON 12.20.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Jean Orne Labbe is touching and reflects her admiration and respect for you as well as the anguish experienced by so many families that lost loved ones in this war. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 8.1.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Gordo Tibbets, Thank you for your service as a Watercraft Engineer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Tomorrow is the 58th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Mike Wilson

Sorry a mistake

I said in my previous message you succumbed several days later when in fact I meant Jim Loux your friend did. Sorry again.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Mike Wilson

Rest in peace Gordon

I think often about that day. Myself driving back from our 10 hour trip to the Seabee base empty. Your boat leading your group of three boats loaded with thousands of gallons of JP4 jet fuel coming the other way. From approximately 300 yards away the explosion carried into the sky up to a couple hundred feet and spilled to the sides of the narrow (40' wide) French canal we were on, and igniting the hooches and other structures along the shore. By the time we reached you most of the fire on the water was out. After seeing Jim Loux in the water Willy and myself crawled onto the small barge we were hauling and we pulled him up on to it. It turned out he didn't make it either. In fact no one on your boat made it. You succumbed several days later. I think about that day quite frequently even though it's been almost 50 years.

Mike Wilson
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POSTED ON 1.21.2019
POSTED BY: Jean Orne Labbe

SGT Gordon E. Tibbetts

I'm not even sure you remember me since I was younger than you were but that doesn't matter. I remember you as a very nice young man who's parents, siblings and two best friends thought the world of you. No doubt you had other good friends in BRHS as well. Your sister Nancy was my good friend in both BHGS and BRHS. I remember visiting Nancy and your family the day that they received word that you were listed MIA. They were all taking it so very hard, which is what you would expect. I kept hoping, as I'm sure they did, that you and your riverboat crew would be found safe and sound, but it wasn't to be. I will always honor your life, dedication and ultimate sacrifice that you made for your family and our country. I only wish that it had been God's will for you to have been able to have had that last visit with your parents on your planned R&R in Hawaii. It seems really cruel to be so close to actually being able to get together with your parents on Hawaii and then that horrible river mine changed everyones lives to never be the same. I know your parents, brothers and sister Nancy was devastated when word came that you were missing. But there was still that hope when you were only listed missing but it didn't taken long before that hope was dashed to pieces when final word came that you were in fact gone from them forever. I pray that you have been reunited with your Mom and Dad in heaven. Yours was a life that was cut way too short, not allowed to enjoyed finding someone to love, share your future together and raise a loving family. May God be your source of protection and strength. I truly miss you for the nice young man that you were. God bless. I hope someday that I will see you again.
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