Collection Finding Aid
James Gibler Collection
Americal Division Veterans Association
M. Ford, Aug. 2006[Updated: Nov. 2008 by L. Duy]
Scope and Content
Less than one linear foot of issues of "Americal Newsletter" documents various issues related to the Americal Division Veterans Association.
James Gibler was born in Mattoon, Illinois on 11 September 1932. In 1953, Gibler volunteered for th eUnited States Air Force, beginning a total of 24 years of military service. From September 1967 to May 1968, Gibler served with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 198th Light Infantry Brigade as Air Liaison Officer/Forward Air Controller (ALO/FAC). During this time, Gibler was ranked as a Major and was involved in the Knam Duc Battle during the Tet Offensive, 1968. After having received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, Gibler retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel in 1977. Gibler then worked in the oil and gas industry and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Americal Division Association, and the Forward Air Controller Association.
Rights and Access
Collection is open for research