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Honoring Joe Jackson

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 30, 2006 at 11:28 am |
August 30, 2006 11:28 am

joe jackson photo.jpgMcChord Air Force Base already has a street named after him. Now they’re naming one of their big C-17 cargo jets for him as well.

But there are few who deserve such honors more than retired Col. Joe Jackson. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for landing his C-123 under heavy fire at Kham Duc, Vietnam, in May 1968 to rescue a three-man team of combat controllers.

Jackson, who lives in Kent, will be on hand Thursday when the Air Force unveils “The Spirit of Col. Joe M. Jackson.”


Photo by Abner Guzman, McChord Air Force Base

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