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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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH EDWARD JACKSON
POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Kenneth Edward 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 7.31.2013
POSTED BY: Lcpl Larry D Johnson

Never Forgotten

Proud to have had the privilege of serving withing with Kenny. although i only knew him for eight months in over fourty four years i"ve never forgotten him. A great Marine.
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POSTED ON 4.16.2013
POSTED BY: Sel J. Wong

Marine Brothers

His boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Platoon 3043. He earned the title 'U.S. Marine on September 19, 1968.



Thank you for your service to our great nation, my brother.

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POSTED ON 2.5.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star
Awarded posthumously 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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POSTED ON 12.19.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Kenneth is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley,WV. SS PH
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