Lieutenant Colonel Joe Madison Jackson Historical

Lieutenant Colonel Joe Madison Jackson Historical (HM1VT3)

Location: Hurlburt Field, FL 32544 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 24.846', W 86° 42.023'

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311th Air Commando Squadron

Lieutenant Colonel Jackson was the aircraft commander of an unarmed C-123 transport flying a tactical emergency evacuation mission to rescue three remaining survivors at the Special Forces camp at Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam, on 12 May 1968. The camp had been completely overrun and was in control of hostile forces. Intense automatic weapons fire was directed at his aircraft on the landing approach, while on the ground, and during take-off, in addition to the rocket and mortar barrage which rained down while the survivors were boarding. Colonel Jackson's single-minded dedication, courageous determination and extraordinary heroism succeeded in rescuing these survivors under the most hostile conditions. Colonel Jackson was presented the Medal of Honor at the White House on 16 January 1969 by President Johnson.
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HM NumberHM1VT3
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Placed ByThe Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 528776 N 3364710
Decimal Degrees30.41410000, -86.70038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.846', W 86° 42.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 50.76" N, 86° 42' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oneal Ave, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, US
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