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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/22/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT John Raymond Jackson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • In Honor and Remembrance - 45 Years

    Posted on 5/23/14 - by Lee Williams
    Lost 45 years ago yesterday (22May2014) but always remembered! I remember our youth and especially miss you sense of humor and your laughter! You were here but a short time and left all that knew you better for it. You are appreciated and remembered for all all the good you gave! You remain eternally young! Peace of God.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/18/11 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Denver,CO. SM
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/18/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
  • A Natural Soldier

    Posted on 12/1/98 - by Geof Collins
    John and I attended the Colorado School of Mines. I remember how much he loved being a member of the Pershing Rifles (an advanced ROTC unit). John was bright and motivated. He was a natural leader and was so recognized by instructors and peers. I wasn't really surprised when John left school to join the Army. He wanted to be a soldier more than anything. John was a good man and I miss him. Rest in Peace.

    Geof Collins

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