Lloyd Gibson

Lloyd Gibson Survives Sinking of 'Block Island'
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gibson, Route 2, Eau Claire, have received a cablegram from their son, Lloyd, Quartermaster First Class, U.S. Navy, stating that he is safe and well on foreign soil, after the torpedoing of the aircraft carrier,  Block Island, on which he was serving.

This ship was torpedoed in the North Atlantic about a month ago, as reported by the Navy a week ago.

Gibson is a survivor of the sinking of the Lexington. He enlisted in the Navy in December 1939. He has a brother, Richard, in the Navy somewhere in the South Pacific.


Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Lloyd was one of the founders of the Eau Claire Royal Credit Union and on its Board of Directors for many years.