Premontre HS 1965
2020 Academic Division: Military
Richard was born in Green Bay on August 10, 1947 to Jim and Jeanne Manders Jackson.
Richard was drafted into the U.S. Army on September 19, 1966. After completing his Basic and Advanced Individual Training, he arrived in South Vietnam on August 29, 1967 where he was assigned as a Field Artillery Surveyor with Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, in Tay Ninh Province.
He was stationed at FSB Burt (Soui Cut) during Operation Yellowstone when the Base received hostile incoming mortar fire. On January 5, 1968, Sergeant Richard Jackson was wounded. He was medevac'd to the 45th Surgical Hospital where he died. He was 20 years old. Richard was awarded the Purple Heart and received a posthumous promotion to the rank of Sergeant.