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Hunterdon County WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday

HAMPTON BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A World War II veteran turned 100 on Monday.

New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and fellow troopers joined first responders from Hunterdon and Warren Counties to wish Bob “Gibby” Gibson a happy 100th birthday in Hampton Borough.

Bob was born on September 4, 1923, in Hampton and dedicated himself to a lifetime of service to his community and country.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and fought in the D-Day Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge before being honorably discharged in 1945.

(Photo Credit | NJSP)
(Photo Credit | NJSP)

Upon returning home, Bob continued his service life and joined the Hampton Fire Company where he eventually became Chief in 1957. Bob was not nearly finished as he was elected the Mayor of Hampton in 1966 and served in that role until 1971.

Since then, Bob has held many service roles in his local community and still to this day serves as the Vice President of the Hampton Relief Association.

“Happy 100th Birthday Gibby and thank you for a lifetime of service,” state police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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