Joseph Gibson (79) was born in Fulton, NY. Before he enlisted in the military, he was a student. He carried out his military service from March 1949 to June 1952. During his service period, he went to Korea, where he was stationed from August 1950 to October 1951. He served in the 21st Regiment, 24th Division, Medical Company and B Company as Private First Class, transitioning to Sergeant before his discharge. He was a combat medic. For his commitments, he received a Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, and Medic Combat Badge. After he returned to the United States, he served as a medic at Camp Gordan, GA. After being discharged from military service, he worked as a photo engraver for Sealright in Fulton, NY.