Jackson, Robert Alan, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1965 - 1968


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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Port Orchard, WA
Last Address
Port Orchard, WA

Casualty Date
Feb 17, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sunset Lane Cemetery - Port Orchard, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39E 072

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry 101st Airborne Division
  1967-1968, C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
  1967-1968, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Bremerton Sun, Mar 1968: Port Orchard Man Killed in Vietnam

A Port Orchard man has been listed as killed in action following a fire fight in South Vietnam. Army Sgt. Robert A. Jackson, 21, previously listed as missing in action by the Army, was declared killed in action as a result of wounds suffered during a combat on 17 Feb (1968). Sgt. Jackson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Jackson of Harper (Port Orchard Rte. 1, Box 307), was born in Bremerton where he had been active in Peewee baseball as a boy. While attending West High School he worked at Cliff and Gene’s Food Market and after graduation worked for the Simpson Timber Co. Shortly before entering the Army in November, 1965, he was employed at Bangor Naval Ammunition Depot and moved with his parents to Port Orchard.

Sgt. Jackson served with the 327th Infantry unit of the 101st Airborne Brigade. He had been in Vietnam since last October. “He really believed in what he was doing over there,” his mother said this morning. Besides his parents, Sgt. Jackson is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rob (Diane) Jett of Bremerton and his grandmother, Mrs. Sophie Gilbert of Seattle. Funeral services are pending at the Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home.
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