Jackson, Johnny Franklin, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry
Service Years
1967 - 1968


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fayetteville, NC
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Casualty Date
Aug 28, 1968
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lafayette Memorial Park - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
46W 050

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
9th Infantry Division3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry
  1968-1968, 11B10, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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Last Known Activity
SGT Johnny Franklin Jackson, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Fayetteville, NC.

Sergeant Johnny Franklin Jackson was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SGT Jackson served our country until August 28th, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 18 years old and was not married. It was reported that Johnny died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Johnny was born on October 1st, 1949 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. SGT Jackson is on panel 46W, line 050 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

He was a member of the Lake Waccamaw Boys Home Alumni of North Carolina.

Johnny was my pal growing up in Fayetteville, NC. He loved the Army and I think he would have made it a career if he God had not called him home. He died for his fellow man. Nothing more has to be said. We'll meet again in heaven. God bless your memory my old friend. I'll always remember me riding Johnnie on the handlebars of my bicycle through East Fayetteville. He was my pal and I'll never forget him. God just called him home a little early. Old pal of mine. I dont know when but I'll see you again one day, and if there's bicycles in heaven I'll ride you on the handlebars. Charles Bruce Porter, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Friend/Boys home boy: Johhny was a fighter. All he ever wanted to be was a soldier. I didn't serve with him but I bet he had his buddies back. Thank's for the ultimate sacrifice old friend. You are not forgotten. Gene Cheek, PO Box 234, Newton, NC 28658.

Johnny was a fighter, a patriot, he would not back down from any fight. He was a born warrior, we need more like him in our fighting forces today. Thank you Johnny for paying the price. Rest in peace hero. Henry Mullis, China Grove, NC 28138.

Johnny, I will always remember in the 1st grade, you and I used to pal around, and I would keep the bullies off your back. Thanks for returning the favor old friend. Michael Elkins, 4725 Inwood Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27603, mjelkins@bellsouth.net.

He served with Alpha Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

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