In Honor and Remembrance of an American Hero

Captain James M. Gurbisz, US Army


Jim was killed in Iraq, serving his country, on 4 November 2005


Jim was awarded the Combat Action Badge,
the Purple Heart
and the Bronze Star.

He also received the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.


The Army Transportation Corps awarded Jim the Ancient Order of Saint Christopher (info here), and the State of New Jersey awarded Jim it's highest honor, the state's Distinguished Service Medal (info here).


West Point Graduation, Class of 2002


Jim is the son of Ken & Helen Gurbisz.

Ken is one of our own, a Highlander; a 604th Huey pilot in 1969/70.

Jim is Kathleen's "little brother." Jim is Tori's (Victoria's) husband.

If you would like to contact Jim's family, click here (Ken's email)



Jim on the
cover of
Stars and Stripes


Helen (Mom) - Jim - Kathleen (big sister) - Ken (Dad)
Jim's West Point graduation


Mrs. & Mr.
James M. Gurbisz

Jim and his beautiful bride, Victoria (Tori), on their wedding day.


Tori and Jim