Jackson, Chester Lee


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 7-Jan-1946

Hometown: Riverside, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Aug-1968

Start of tour: 2-Mar-1969

Incident date: 4-Sep-1969

Date of casualty: 5-Sep-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Individual died as a result of a wound received while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Driver of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.  Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital on 5 Sep 1969 at 0445 hrs and placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list on 5 Sep 1969 at 0715 hrs and later expired.  Incident occurred on 4 Sep 1969 at 1430 hrs.

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam, XU 950 270

Place of interment: Perris Valley Cemetery, Perris, California, USA

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