Joe M. Jackson

Air Commandos Squadron

Medal of Honor



 LTC Joe Madison Jackson


13 June 1968

311th Air Commandos Squadron
Da Nang Air Base

Republic of Viet Nam

While on a rescue mission to extract a surrounded US Air Force Combat Control Team, his aircraft came under intensely heavy small-arms fire. After several attempts and serious damage to his aircraft, he finally was able to land and successfully rescue the Combat Control Team. His bravery directly saved the lives of the Combat Control Team Members.

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