Colonel Robert F. Gibson was not a fan of Northern Virginia drivers, his family says.
A well-decorated Marine colonel who spent thirty years in the participating establishments all over the world has left some parting words of wisdom in his in memoriam: Northern Virginians, learn to drive.
The mind of Col. Robert F. Gibson, who died in Annandale last year the day after Christmas, were made clear this week ahead of his funeral.
“A resident of Northern Virginia for the last 30 years of his life, he hated how all the people were not able to drive competently,” the ad reads.
The 77-year-old spent “thirty proud years as a Marine officer, the implementation of two times to Vietnam during the war and also wrote doctrine that was the basis for the Marine Air Command and Control System,” it adds.
Gibson, who earned the nickname “Falcon”, served in Honduras, Beirut, Norway, the Philippines, Kuwait, and Operations Desert Storm. Of his service, he went on to win awards such as the Legion of Merit with Gold Star and the Bronze Star with the Combat Distinguishing Device.
But one of his biggest pet peeves was something going on at home – the drivers blockage of the busy roads heading in and out of the capital of the country.
“It is a general sentiment a lot of people have,” his widow, Barbara, told NBC Washington. “He travelled on the Bypass, and the traffic is terrible.”