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Sgt Thomas Jefferson Jackson
Birth: Dec. 2, 1944
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 30, 1972
Lancaster
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA

Sergeant Thomas J. Jackson was the Sergeant in charge of the Motor Pool & Transportation for Charlie Battery, First Battalion, Twelfth Marines, Third Marine Division, III MAF in the Republic of South Vietnam from 1966 thru 1967. I first met him in Da Nang, South Vietnam in 1966 and was transfered to his Motor Pool as the only mechanic when Charlie Battery went north to Quang Tri, Providence.
Sergeant Thomas J. Jackson was exposed to Agent Orange (defoliant chemical) while in the Demilitarized Zone at Camp Carroll. He was in many operations at Gio Linh, Con Thien, Rock Pile, Razor Back, Ca Lu, Dong Ha, Khe Sanh, Cam Lo, and home base Camp Carroll. This area was Quang Tri Providence, known as Leatherneck Square. During our stay at Gio Linh, the battery was in an artillery battle with the North Vietnamese Regular Army Artillery, during nine hours 1800 rounds fell inside the perimeter.
Sergeant Thomas J. Jackson received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle with the North Vietnamese Army.
I am honored to have served with him in Vietnam and to be able to take him home to his family after my second tour in Vietnam. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina at the time of his discharge, I was stationed at New River Air Station, and he asked me to go home with him and meet his wife and child. I visited him later after I was discharged, he was a Sheriff at the Lancaster Jail. Thomas came down with cancer from agent orange exposure and died very quickly, I was told by his Commander at the jail. I have missed him, but never forgot him.

Semper Fidelis Sergeant Thomas J. Jackson
Your Marine Brother Sergeant Edward F. Elstan 
 
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Lancaster Memorial Park
Lancaster
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
 
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