VIETNAM - JACKSON, ANGUS N

Jackson, Angus N

VIETNAM - JACKSON, ANGUS N
JACKSON, ANGUS N

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: 2nd platoon

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 22-Jan-1944

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Marital status: Married to Myra Jackson

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 23-Aug-1966

Incident date: 12-Jan-1967

Date of casualty: 12-Jan-1967

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Angus N. Jackson was on combat operation when hit by fragments from hostile command detonated claymore mine.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC John Edward Busch
SGT Angus N. Jackson
SP4 Rene Reynoso
PFC Sander Chris Sanderson

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14E 015 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SERGEANT ANGUS N. JACKSON
12 JANUARY 1967
L TROOP, 3rd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Sergeant Jackson distinguished himself by gallantry in action of 12 January 1967 while serving with Troop L, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date Sergeant Jackson was serving near the front of a contact patrol when the patrol discovered an extensive Viet Cong bunker complex. Simultaneous with the discovery a strong well-fortified force of Viet Cong ambushed the contact patrol from well concealed positions in the dense jungle growth. Despite intense withering machine gun fire from the enemy at near point-blank range Sergeant Jackson reacted immediately and returned fire on the ambushers and directed his men to seek covered positions. Although Sergeant Jackson was continually exposed to the torrent of enemy fire he valiantly attempted to safely position his men. As he courageously stood firm in the hail of hostile bullets, two command detonated claymore mines exploded only a few meters from Sergeant Jackson. He was killed instantly. By courageously making the supreme sacrifice of his own life, Sergeant Jackson was directly responsible for saving the lives of two of his men who were able to safely return to covered positions. His actions throughout the encounter were a heartwarming inspiration to all friendly forces involved and epitomized the highest ideals of American fighting man. Sergeant Jackson’s actions far exceeded the highest expectations of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 306 (27 February 1967)

 

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