Carl E. Jackson

NATCHITOCHES, LA, U.S.A.

U.S. AIR FORCE

CPT, 1ST FLIGHT DETACHMENT, MACV-SOG 113ST SAS, 12TH DET

KIA, MIA/BNR

06/27/1965, NEAR TON SON NHUT AIR BASE, BIEN HOA, PROVINCE, VIETNAM


Carl Edwin Jackson was born January 28, 1930. CPT Jackson enlisted in the Air Force in 1957 and re-enlisted in the Air Force Reserve, active duty, in 1960. He was one of an elite group chosen to work with MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group). MACV-SOG was a joint service high command unconventional warfare task force engaged in highly classified operations throughout Southeast Asia.

Lynn McFadden daughter My Dad, My Hero May 28, 2007 I wish everyone who has written a note, could have met my dad, Capt. Carl E. Jackson. He was the kindest, gentlest, strongest, bravest, most loyal American that anyone could ever know. He was a leader to many & respected by everyone who knew him. I know that you probably think I’m bragging a bit too much, but these really were Dad’s characteristics. That is why he chose to accept his last mission. He did not have to go, but was asked to go. Once he learned of the importance of the mission, he could not decline. I want to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers. My brother, sister and I still miss Dad so much. Your kindness lets us know that he was not lost in vain. Thank you and God Bless You!

Andrew Lyon reflection, a new young 2LT under CPT Jackson’s command:The Commander was CPT Carl E. Jackson, a very kind, wise man who showed great concern for the men under his command. He left for Vietnam sometime in mid summer. I was saddened to hear that he had died in the line of duty. Now I can find his name on the Vietnam War Memorial wall and honor him appropriately.

I’Shanique Jackson Mr. Anderson’s History Student My Adopted MIA Captain Carl Edwin Jackson. My name is I’Shanique Jackson. I’m a 2004 junior at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Tx. As part of a class assignment on Vietnam MIA’s, I learned your story and shared it with my classmates. I learned of your sacrifice and will remember you. I would just like to thank you for your courage and dedication to our country. I’Shanique Jackson Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Andrea, B.C. Milan, ITALY The day you died, my family celebrated my 1st birthday. I never met you, of course. But in this cold night of winter, I know you existed, I know you served your country and I know you died for it. That’s why the last prayer of this day so close to Christmas is for you. Rest in peace. Friday, December 20, 2002