Jackson, Todd R., CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manitowoc
Last Address
Manitowoc

Casualty Date
Jan 30, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Manitowac, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 073

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1967, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1968, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]


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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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  Tributes from Others: Jul 17, 2015  
   

Malcolm Kirby
mlkdrk@earthlink.net
USAF Veteran - 191st photo recon.
Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 785
Rest in Peace, my Brother. You will not be forgotten...
Aug 22, 2008
Herman Witt
herman.witt@us.army.mil

hrmwi@aol.com


Served in nam with him
2266 North Hummingbird Road Huachuca City AZ 85616 Cochise
Tell We Meet Again My Brother
Todd and I served together with the 25 Infantry Division 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry (Air Rifle) Platoon. I only knew Todd for two months however he was my best friend. We had a lot in common we both where from Wisconsin He from Manitowoc and I was from Milwaukee. Todd was a great help to me, the many combat skills he taught me help me to survive my Vietnam experience. Todd introduced me to Spam, I never had Spam, and it became a regular treat for us when we where back in base camp. He also taught me how to play chess. I miss my dear friend, comrade, brother in arms, and think of him often. I named my son after him, I was going to name him Todd Jackson Witt, but we named him Todd Preston Witt. Rest in peace my brother, and I will see you again. Herman William Witt 1SG Army Retired.
Mar 7, 2008
Manuel Pino Jr
mpjr54@msn.com
Fellow Vietnam Vet
NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
The Final Bridge
Todd is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Section E, 21st row from the west, 1st column in from the north
Posted by: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
Email: sconto@new.rr.com

Thursday, July 7, 2011
We Remember
Todd is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowac, Wis
Posted by: robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com
Friday, December 4, 2009
God Bless Todd Jackson
On August 22, 1947, a hero was born. Todd R. Jackson will never be forgotten for the person he was, for the sacrifice that he made, and for the precious memories that he left behind. Even during his final moments, Todd risked everything for his friends and fellow crew members. A noble person and heroic soldier, Todd Jackson will live on in the hearts of Americans forever
Posted by: Jessica DeAndrea
Email: JesseD822@yahoo.com

Friday, April 7, 2006
General at Heart
Dear Todd Jackson,
Growing up, you were a friend of my Dad’s. He doesn’t remember much, but he shared with me what is now a vague memory of his childhood. He went to school with you for twelve years, and knew you until you went off to war (right out of high school). It’s scary to know that he (my father) would have been sent to Vietnam too if it weren’t for his conditions. He says, you got exceptional grades and sure did know how to have fun, “he sure knew how to have fun” he says. “There was a store down the hill from Lincoln, called Ma’s, which would sell cigarettes to minors; everyone would go there…everyone’d go to Ma’s.” He says you liked cars, horses, and parties too. I read in a letter your mother wrote that you were quite the ladies man, “Picking up the phone to call a girl wasn’t necessary for Todd because girls were always calling the house.” You’d take a girl on one of your horses, ride around your yard (which was acres of land), and then take her to the beach for a romantic sunset. It was the little things you did that made such an immense impact on the lives of those close to you. People knew you as a CPL in the army, but yet you will remain a true general in their hearts

You were loved by many, and will never be forgotten
From your family, friends, and those who didn’t even know you,
May you eternally rest in peace.
Anna Kelley
Posted by: Anna Kelley
Thursday, April 29, 2004
pinning it down
Todd Jackson was on the wrestling team at Lincoln High School. He graduated in 1965 at the age of 18. Todd did his country a great honor by serving in the war. I am proud to be able to remember what he did for me and the city of Manitowoc. Thank you Todd and may you ever rest in peace
Posted by: Caryn Vater

Thursday, April 29, 2004
Todd R. Jackson
Todd R. Jackson was born on 8/22/1947, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He graduated form Lincoln High School in 1965.
He was fatally wounded at 4:30 on a combat mission with the 4th Cavalry, while in South Vietnam. Soon after that he died from the wounds that he suffered while he was serving our country. Thank You for your service.
Posted by: Luke Raduenz
Email: eastcoast_12@hotmail.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
A Fine American Soldier
I would like to share alittle bit about Todd Jackson's Vietnam experience. He had some interesting experiences. One that I thought was cool was when he went into a Viet Cong tunnel and discovered a major and three of his body guards in there. He shot them with his .45 caliber pistol and later found out that the major was actually a regular in the army of Cambodia. The army let him keep all the weapons he captured. There was another time when he was clearing a forest for a base and there were mines everywhere! One Vietnamese kid told the American troops where one mine was and they took care of it. That little boy saved probably 6 or 7 American lives according to Todd. Anyway later the the American soldiers found the little boy and his whole family with their throats slit by the Viet Cong to make examples out of them for anyone else who would think of helping the Americans. Todd was in a heated battle with the Viet Cong on Jan. 29 in a steamy called the Ho Bo woods. This was a main resupply route for the Viet Cong. He was retrieving a radio signal after calling in for help when he was shot repeatedly by enemy fire. This made me feel sad at first like most Americans but then a different feeling came over me. I felt proud of Todd Jackson because even though he was being shot at he still stayed to retrieve the signal for help for the rest of his crew. He put the rest of the soldiers in front of himself and gave his life to get help to save many others. He was a great soldier and a great person. He is more than a name on a wall or a number in a total of casualties. He is a person who will be missed greatly and is loved by many people. Although I never had the chance to meet him personnaly, I can tell by his actions in war that he was a great man. We miss you Todd Jackson and may God bless you and the family that you left behind
Posted by: Justehn Hetue

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Thankyou
Dear Sir,My name is Mark Kinnunen and I am a sophomore at Lincoln High School and I am doing a project for my American History class. I just wanted to say that Jacksons father was a police man. Thank you for being strong in these hard times. Thankyou Todd Jackson for paying the ultimate sacrifice. You are greatly missed. Thank you and God Bless
Posted by: Mark Kinnunen
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Gratitude
Todd R. Jackson was in the Lincoln High School Senior class of 1965. He was a member of the wrestling team. He entered Vietnam and helped protect this great country. I'm very grateful to live in a country where men risk their lives to protect me
Posted by: Gretchen Klein

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

   
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IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
   
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