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KENNETH EDWARD JACKSON


is honored on Panel 33W, Line 64 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Silver Star Recipient for Bravery...He was a draftee..but Gave His All

    Posted on 10/23/17 - by K
    Kenny died a Soldier’s Death...fighting for and protecting his brother Marines with his life....
    RIP Kenny
    We still remember you
    God Bless You Kenny
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  • My friend

    Posted on 3/27/17 - by Douglas A BAILEY bailey55doug@gmail.com
    I finally found you Kenny. Remember vividly to this day the place and time as it was yesterday, you asking me to take over your newspaper route.I remember you telling me you had just been drafted. We had just finished the route, and was sitting on my parents lawn talking about it. Think of you often. RIP my friend/brother Semper Fi.
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  • My friend

    Posted on 3/27/17 - by Douglas A. Bailey
    I finally found you Kenny. Remember vividly to this day the place and time as it was yesterday, you asking me to take over your newspaper route.I remember you telling me you had just been drafted. We had just finished the route, and was sitting on my parents lawn talking about it. Think of you often. RIP my friend/brother Semper Fi.
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 2/5/17 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, 1969
    Kenneth E. Jackson
    Date of death: KIA
    Home of record: Beckley West Virginia
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Kenneth E. Jackson (MCSN: 2441265), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company G, Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 5 February 1969, Private First Class Jackson was in the point position during a platoon-sized patrol seventeen miles south of the Vandegrift Combat Base when he alertly detected a concealed enemy soldier. Reacting instantly, he notified his squad leader, and while the Marines began maneuvering forward, the point element came under intense hostile fire. In the initial burst of enemy small arms fire, Private First Class Jackson was painfully wounded in both legs. Steadfastly remaining in his dangerously exposed position, he began delivering suppressive fire upon the hostile soldiers, enabling two of his companions to maneuver out of the hazardous area to more advantageous positions. While continuing his aggressive efforts against the enemy, Private First Class Jackson was mortally wounded by hostile small arms fire. His heroic actions inspired all who observed him and his timely warning alerted his companions to the presence of the concealed enemy. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class Jackson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

    Action Date: February 5, 1969

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Company G

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 9th Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 5/26/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Kenneth Edward Jackson, Served with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force. Montani Semper Liberi!
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