KENNETH E JACKSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

KENNETH EDWARD JACKSON

WALL NAME

KENNETH E JACKSON

PANEL / LINE

33W/64

DATE OF BIRTH

02/08/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BECKLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Raleigh County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH EDWARD JACKSON
POSTED ON 2.5.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Kenneth E. Jackson

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
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.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2017
POSTED BY: K

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

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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POSTED ON 3.27.2017
POSTED BY: Douglas A BAILEY

My friend

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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POSTED ON 3.27.2017
POSTED BY: Douglas A. Bailey

My friend

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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POSTED ON 2.5.2017
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

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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