Henry "Hank" Gibson was the captain of the Human freighter, This End Up. Gibson's nickname was "Hank". During his life, he always found that piloting a ship by himself - with only the minimum aid from a computer - gave him his greatest joy. He served on civilian cruise ships (such as the luxury liner Two Drink Minimum) for many years, enjoying the ability to steer without aid and the time away from his two now ex-wives, but found the constant noise to be too much for him and left it to instead serve as a hauler for products from Harvest. His personal touch helped distinguish him from other services and brought him a great deal of respect.
His life was unexpectedly ended when a Covenant boarding party invaded his ship in search of Forerunner relics they had believed to be on board. He nearly succeeded in killing a Unggoy named Dadab, using a fire extinguisher as a weapon, but was killed by a rock in the forehead thrown by Dadab's Huragok companion Lighter Than Some.
He was the first Human being to ever come face-to-face with a member of the Covenant, the first known human to be killed by a Huragok, and could be considered the first casualty of the Human-Covenant war.
- The prototype JOTUN Harvester on his ship was inspected by Lighter Than Some, and later served as the Huragok's inspiration for a vehicle that would come to be known as the Brute Chopper, officially the Type-25 Rapid Assault Vehicle.
- He is the only known being to be killed by a Huragok. Ironically, Huragok are a species that despise violence.