Lt. Col. Frederick E. Jackson went to meet his Lord on December 19, 2010. He was born to Ramsey James Jackson and Gertrude Wylie Jackson December 19, 1928. Lt. Col. Jackson spent twenty years honorably serving his country. This service took him to Germany, Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. He also spent many years as an artillery instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He received the follow...

Lt. Col. Frederick E. Jackson went to meet his Lord on December 19, 2010. He was born to Ramsey James Jackson and Gertrude Wylie Jackson December 19, 1928. Lt. Col. Jackson spent twenty years honorably serving his country. This service took him to Germany, Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. He also spent many years as an artillery instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He received the following medals during his service years: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Air Commendation, Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Campaign Service Medal, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign, and Armed Force Reserve Medal. Fred loved telling stories of his adventures around the world as well as his famous fishing stories. There are children all over the world who met that fun American soldier who fit so nicely into their culture. All who dealt with Fred would tell you that he was a man of honor. If he shook ones hand on a deal, the deal was done. He was a shining example of kindness and love to his family and friends. He leaves behind his loving wife of thirty four years, Mary K. Cissell Jackson of the family home. He is also survived by the following family members: his children, Terrence R. Jackson of Tucson AZ., Valerie Evans of Carlsbad NM., Harry and Lori Forbes of Appleton WI., Gregory and Cathy Forbes of Puyallup WA., Jeffrey and Dani Forbes of Las Cruces NM and Stacey Forbes of Appleton WI. His sister and her husband Alice and Gene Arnold of Weed, CA. brother James Willey of Central Point, OR and seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A very special thanks goes to Dr. Guido Leon, his long time friend and cardiologist and Dr. Baldomero Garcia who watched over and cared for him all of these years. Thanks goes to the special caring staff of the Advanced Care Unit of Southern New Mexico and La Posada Hospice. Cremation has taken place and there will be a graveside service at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to La Posada Mesilla Valley Hospice 299 E. Montana Las Cruces NM. 88005. PDF Printable Version

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