Royal Bird McKibbin was my grandfather. He was born in 1878 in or near Wauseon, Ohio. His parents were Robert Irvine McKibbin and Nancy Jane Fairchild. Roy married Beatrice Elizabeth Hughes and they had two children: Juanita "Nita" Mae McKibbin and Hugh Robert McKibbin. Roy became a state representative from Gladwin County to the Michigan Legislature.
Hugh "Skip" Robert McKibbin graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1966. He was All American on the Pistol Team and was later an Airborne Ranger. He was killed-in-action at An Loc R of Vietnam in Feb of 1968. He was awarded the Silver Star posthumously. He is buried at West Point with his classmates. He also received the Purple Heart.
Hugh graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was a naval aviator and line officer. He married Eleanor Virignia Flanagan in San Diego. He died of cancer in 1999 in Arlington, Virginia and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery,