The General concurs
U.S. Air Force General George S. Brown, commanding the U.S. 7th Air Force, sent this memorandum to the Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam on October 11, 1969. Brown recommended awarding the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Joe Jackson. He wrote that Jackson's actions "depict an outstanding display of courage and extraordinary heroism far beyond the call of duty."
National Archives, Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia