COL (R) Edward C. Gibson, a recipient of the Gold de Fleury Medal and longtime supporter of the Engineer Regiment, passed away on December 26, 2021. He was 95 years old.
COL (R) Gibson honorably served his nation with almost 50 years of public service. He was a combat veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After retiring from
the military, he served for 20 years as the Chief of Military Personnel, Office of the Chief of Engineers. COL (R) Gibson continued to serve Engineers for nearly 30 years after retiring from the Civil Service through his non-profit organization, 21 Delta Search. 21 Delta Search was established to assist service members transitioning from the military to civilian careers.
In 2004, COL (R) Gibson received the U.S. Army Engineer Association Gold de Fleury Medal, the highest award given by the Engineer Regiment. He received the 2018 Golden Eagle Award from the Society of American Military Engineers. SAME honored Ed with creating the "Gibson Veteran Transition Medal," given in recognition to a SAME member for superior efforts in assisting military personnel as they transition to the private sector.
A memorial service and burial with military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Our heartfelt condolences to Estelle, his spouse of 72 years, children Beth, Jim, and Clif, and their spouses, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.