Edward A. Gisburne, Sr.

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Edward A. Gisburne, Sr.

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Birthplace: Providence, Providence County, RI, United States
Death: August 29, 1955 (63)
Chelsea, Suffolk County, MA, United States (Natural Causes/Military wound)
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Husband of Ena F. Gisburne
Father of John R. Gisburne and Edward Allan Gisburne, Jr.

Occupation: Naval Officer
Managed by: Dan Berwin Brockman
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About Edward A. Gisburne, Sr.

Edward Allen "Eddie" Gisburne (June 14, 1892 – August 29, 1955) was a United States Navy officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his role in the battle which began the U.S. occupation of Veracruz, Mexico. He earned the medal as an enlisted man for ignoring heavy fire and his own severe injuries to drag a wounded marine to safety. Although he lost his left leg in the fight, he went on to complete two more terms of service with the Navy, one as a radio operator during World War I and another as a 50-year-old commissioned officer in World War II. Sourced from Wikipedia April 2022. More significant details are available in his profile on Wiki.

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Mexican Campaign Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Electrician Third Class. His citation reads "On board the USS Florida during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21-22 April 1914, and for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during this action."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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Ena F. Gisburne
1892–1984

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John R. Gisburne
1915–2006

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Edward A. Gisburne
1916–1945

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Edward Allan Gisburne
1916–1945

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Edward A. Gisburne, Sr.'s Timeline

1892
June 14, 1892
Providence, Providence County, RI, United States
1915
1915
1916
1916
1955
August 29, 1955
Age 63
Chelsea, Suffolk County, MA, United States