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RIP: Air Force Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Jackson

He was famous for his daring rescue of a team of Air Force combat controllers in Vietnam.

Culture Beat · Jan. 17, 2019

“Retired Air Force Col. Joe M. Jackson, a Medal of Honor recipient, veteran of three wars and Air Force legend, has died,” Air Force Times reports. “His death leaves James P. Fleming as the only other living Air Force Medal of Honor recipient.”

“Jackson, a native of Newnan, Ga., was famous within the aviation and special operations community for his daring rescue of a team of Air Force combat controllers who were stranded at the besieged airfield of an abandoned Army Special Forces camp during the Tet Offensive. His exploits saved the lives of three men, but risked his own.”

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