Wilson, Jasper Jackson, COL

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2010-Chief of Staff
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1968-1968, 2010, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
Service Years
1939 - 1968
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSG Donald H Patrick, Jr. to remember Wilson, Jasper Jackson (DSM, SS, MUC), COL USA(Ret).

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Home Town
Last Address
Fort Huachuca, AZ

Date of Passing
Jan 17, 1986
Location of Interment
Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery - Sierra Vista, Arizona
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 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification Netherlands Orange Lanyard US Army Retired (Pre-2007) French Fourragere

US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) US Army Retired 3rd Corps 2nd Armored Division

25th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

Vietnamese Fourragere

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

"Lam Nut Bau troi, Rung chuyen Trai Dat" (Crack the Sky, Shake the Earth)
~ Signal to communist forces telling them to commence the greatest battle in the history of Vietnam. The Tet '68 offensive was countrywide and well coordinated, with more than 80,000 communist troops striking more than 100 towns and cities. The Saigon region was among those areas hit.

During Tet '68, the 25th Infantry Division was engaged in fierce battles around Saigon and Ton Son Nhut airfield just outside the Capital. Moving quickly into the path of the Viet Cong Units poised for the attack, the 25th Infantry Division absorbed the full force of the enemy blows and then counter-attacked viciously to smash the enemy offensive. The Division Commander, Gen Mearns and his Chief of Staff, Col Wilson were in the thick of it. Both officers were in constant heliborne control over the the action as it unfolded.

Col Wilson was scheduled to DEROS on TET '68. He extended his tour for another two months to help with the battle. Many soldiers give thanks to the 25th Infantry Division for their actions those days.

Col Wilson was one of the chief architects for the "Rings of Steel" strategy (Hop Tac) used in Vietnam. As an Aide for Gen Harold K. Johnson and Professor at the CGSC, he helped shape and formalize the doctrine used in this approach.  Col Wilson worked closely with Bernard Fall regarding the defensive and offensive strategy to be used in South Vietnam (see photo).

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Awards & Decorations:

He was also awarded the Russian Medal for Valor, Knight's Cross Medal 1st OLC, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Fourragere.  There is currently no provision for this profile to display these awards.

Most profile information taken from:   Parameters, Spring 1998, pp. 93-109 "To Change a War: General Harold K. Johnson and the PROVN Study", by Lewis Sorley.  ...and Col Wilson's Official Personnel Records on file at the National Personnel Records Center, St Louis, MO. Including my direct knowledge of him - I was custodian of his OMPF and had the opportunity to see him fairly often while we were assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, Vietnam.

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   1954-1957, 2040, US Continental Army Command (CONARC)

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Dahlquist, John, GEN, (1917-1956) USA 00GC General
Gaither, Ridgely, LTG, (1924-1962) USA 00GC Lieutenant General
Williams, Edward, LTG, (1920-1961) USA 00GD Lieutenant General
Williams, Edward, LTG, (1920-1961) USA 00GD Lieutenant General
Miley, William M., MG, (1918-1955) IN 1542 Major General
Ford, William, BG, (1920-1954) 2025 Brigadier General
Sanford, Teddy, MG, (1923-1967) USA 00G4 Brigadier General
Schludecker, Otto A., LTC, (1953-1975) IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Smith, Charles, MSG, (1946-1968) MI 97C Master Sergeant
Burgess, James, SFC, (1955-1957) MP 4677 Sergeant First Class
Mantoux, Richard, SGM, (1953-1984) AG 71L30 Staff Sergeant
Sutter, Leonard, CPL, (1953-1955) QM 941.1 Corporal
Blecha, Henry, SP 5, (1952-1959) FA 5704 Specialist 5
Ramsay, Roland (Tom), SP 4, (1957-1959) MI 4805 Specialist 4
Rogowski, George, SP 4, (1956-1959) EN 121.1 Specialist 4
Smith, George, SP 4, (1956-1958) FA 140 Specialist 4
Berchule, Richard, SPC 3C, (1954-1956) AR 131.1 Specialist 3rd Class
Kriskey, John, SPC 3C, (1955-1957) SC 51.1 Specialist 3rd Class
Boyd, Lem, PFC, (1953-1955) QM 1824 Private First Class
Fluty, Warren G, PFC, (1955-1957) IN 111.1 Private First Class
Bartlett, Robert, PV2, (1957-1964) FA 140 Private
Cearley, Robert, PV1, (1953-1955) MP 4677 Private
Murphy, John, MG, (1919-1958) FA Major General
Sebree, Edmund, MG, (1918-1957) USA Major General
Bennett, Edward Elmer, COL, (1943-1973) Major
Jacobson, Bruce, COL, (1957-1992) MP Second Lieutenant
Parrott, George C, SFC, (1947-1957) IN Sergeant First Class
Smith, Charles, SGT, (1955-1958) FA Sergeant
Sonsino, Carmen, SPC 3C, (1954-1956) AG Specialist 3rd Class
Lammersfeld, Mark, OCS, (1957-1977) IM Private First Class
Barton, Walter, PFC, (1953-1956) AG Private First Class
Fox, Ron, PFC, (1955-1958) EN Private First Class
OMara, Sally, PV2, (1955-1956) SC Private (E-2)
Boggs, Earl, PV1, (1954-1957) IN Private
Robinson, Harold, PFC, (1957-1963) IN Private

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