Fitz in the Morning: Troop Salute

Benjamin Gibson USMC

Marines consider themselves a little bit special among the services. Of course they do. Other branches feel the same way. Today we are saluting a Marine whose wife feels like he’s pretty special too. Today we salute Corporal Benjamin Gibson of the United States Marine Corps. Corporal Gibson is a Combat Engineer in the Marines. His wife Emily says, she isn’t exactly sure what that means exactly, but she knows that he loves his job. Ben Gibson Joined the Marine Corps after attending community college and receiving an Associate’s Degree in business administration. Emily says, “He originally thought the degree would mean a comfortable job in an office somewhere.” Ben finished the program, but realized that an office was not the place for him. He told Emily that he was planning on enlisting on their 3rd date, and he followed through with the promise just a few months later. The pair married after Gibson finished Basic training and MOS school. Ben has been in the Marines for just over 5 years and is currently stationed in Camp Pendleton, California. Emily is so proud of her husband Ben, and she is excited for the future. She’s ready to follow him wherever his Marine Corps career takes them. Today we salute Corporal Benjamin Gibson of the United States Marine Corps.