|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 2011|
Jack F. Jewell was born in Ottawa, Kansas; however, his parents were living in LeLoup, Kansas at the time. He spent most of his childhood in Wellsville, Kansas and graduated from Wellsville High School. He received B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Kansas and graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 1961.
He retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army in 1972 after 31 years of service. During World War II, he was a member of the 9th Infantry Division and participated in the Hürtgen Forest campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. He also crossed the Rhine River over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen shortly before the bridge collapsed.
He later served during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1951. Other duty stations included Japan and West Germany. His military awards included the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Belgian Fourragere and other awards and commendations.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, he worked as a civilian in Taif, Saudi Arabia as a school adviser for three years and then worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines in Kansas City as a cross-cultural coordinator and recruiter for seven years.
He was a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge #9 and was a Mason for over 62 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies for over 62 years. He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the VFW.
He resided in the Lawrence, Kansas area for more than 3 decades.
Jack married Marion Jane Palmer on May 25, 1946 in Dallas, Texas. Jack and Jane had six children, Norma Kathryn, William, John Frederick, James E., Glee, and Glenn. His eight grandchildren are Matt, Brian, Kitley, Kelly, Jake, Shannon, Zoe, and Hunter.
At the time of his death in addition to his wife and five of his children, his survivors included his sister Kathryn Jewell Cott. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son John Frederick;one brother, Harold Jewell, and two sisters, Vivion Jewell and Glee Jewell Kinney.
A memorial service for Jack Jewell was held in Lawrence, Kansas on November 7, 2011. The inurnment with full military honors occurred the same day at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Heman Everest Jewell (1883 - 1946)
Norma Estell Kathrens Jewell (1893 - 1975)
John Frederick Jewell (1951 - 1966)*
Georgia Glee Jewell Kinney (1905 - 1969)**
Harold J Jewell (1911 - 1958)**
Vivion Jewell (1917 - 1918)*
Jack Frederick Jewell (1919 - 2011)
Kathryn L. Jewell Cott (1922 - 2013)*
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section T, site 298
Created by: N K Jewell
Record added: Nov 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80074506