Soldier killed in Iraq honored by City Council

Sgt. Kenneth Gibson
Sgt. Kenneth Gibson

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - He sacrificed his life for our country. On Wednesday, the Honolulu City Council honored a Schofield Barracks soldier who was killed in Iraq last month.

Council members observed a moment of silence for Sgt. Kenneth Gibson, a Virginia native who joined the Army in 2002. The 25-year-old died from injuries he received when an improvised explosive device detonated near him during combat operations August 10th.

"This is a difficult time for our soldiers and their families," Charles Djou, Honolulu City Council member, said. "It is a constant reminder of the danger that our service men and women still face as they sacrifice their time and sometimes their lives to protect and defend our freedom."

Council members presented a recognition certificate to Gibson's wife, Nikki, and offered their condolences.