"Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity"

5/12/1968

This official citation accompanied the award of the Medal of Honor to Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Joe M. Jackson. It details his heroic actions in the Republic of Vietnam. On May 12, 1968, LTC Jackson landed an unarmed C-123 transport aircraft under enemy fire and rescued three stranded and surrounded airmen.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia


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