On 10 November 2011 a military jury convicted SSG Gibbs of fifteen charges. Along with three murder charges, he was convicted of conspiring to kill innocent civilians, assaulting a junior-ranking soldier, keeping body parts from corpses and illegally possessing “off the books” weapons. The military jury sentenced SSG Gibbs to life in prison with eligibility for parole in 10 years.
In March 2016, Gibbs attorney filed a request to consider new evidence that one of the killings was due to legitimate combat engagement. In June 2016, the military appeals court ordered a fresh look into the evidence.
We are fighting to reunite Calvin Gibbs with a young son who loves his father and wants nothing more than to have him come home.
WHO IS CALVIN GIBBS?
Born in 1985 in Billings, MT, friends say all Calvin Gibbs ever wanted to do was become a soldier. As a freshman in high school, he played defensive end on the football team. Calvin was also an amateur body-builder and dabbled in MMA style fighting. At 6’4 and 220 pounds, friends remember him being “the strongest kid they ever played against.” Calvin completed a graduate equivalency degree in the fall of 2002 and had already enlisted in the military. Tall, clean cut, confident, and ready to serve, Calvin was often described as a “recruiting soldier” poster.
In 2008 Calvin proudly welcomed a son, Calvin Richard Gibbs Jr, into the world.
At the time of Calvin’s sentencing he was serving with Joint Base Lewis McCord’s 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
CONTACT CALVIN GIBBS
Letters for Calvin Gibbs can be sent to:
Calvin Gibbs 89266
United States Disciplinary Barracks
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027