Jackson, Larry E., MSG

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Master Sergeant
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Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1978, 11Z50, US Army Institute for Military Assistance
Service Years
1958 - 1981

Special Forces
Master Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Date of Passing
Apr 25, 1981
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 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1980, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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MSG (R) Larry E. Jackson

Died on 25 April 1981. Larry was born 12 July 1939 in Riverside, California where he attended school until entering the service in September 1958. He served in numerous airborne units and saw combat as a member of the 1st Cavalry Division before joining Special Forces in November 1967. Larry began his Special Forces service as a Light Weapons Specialist in Special Forces Training Group and was promoted to SFC (E-7) while serving with the 5th Group in Vietnam in 1969. After returning to Fort Bragg, he was assigned to the SF Detachment, USA Institute for Military Assistance where he began service that lasted for over 9 years as a Military Freefall Instructor. He was promoted to MSG (E-8) on 24 Aug 1977 and retired from active duty on 31 January 1981. Larry joined the Special Forces Association as a decade member on 1 November 1980. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal (7 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Force Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Vietnam Civic Action Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Scuba Diver Badge, and Republic of Vietnam Jump Wings. Larry was a dedicated professional. We were stunned by his passing. He is survived by his wife Gisela, and two children, Larry and Patricia.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master ParachutistScuba Diver
Special Forces
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
1st Cavalry Division5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)US Army Institute for Military Assistance
  1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1968-1969, 11B10, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1978, 11Z50, US Army Institute for Military Assistance
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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