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First Name: Arelinn

Last Name: Jackson


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Greenville, FL
Middle Name: Lewis

Date of Birth: 04 August 1948

Date of Death: 17 January 1969

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Arelinn Lewis Jackson

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)



“Sonny” as he was known to his family and friends was born in Greenville, Florida, on August 4, 1948, to Felling Jackson Jr. and Sylvia H Rowe.

He grew up in Greenville, attended school there and graduated in the Class of 1966. After High School, he moved to the Dunbar Community in Fort Myers to be with some extended family. He is remembered for loving to work on cars.

He was drafted into the Army and started his tour in Vietnam on October 18, 1968. He served with B CO, 5th BN, 7th CAV DIV.

On January 17, 1969, he gave his life for our Country while on combat operations when engaging a hostile force in a firefight in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam. He received Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service w/Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign, and Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Medals.

80 Vietnam Fallen Veterans from Florida’s 5 area Counties, Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Collier Frame compiled by Charles (Chuck) Reed, L/Cpl USMC Donna Gerber & Lorie Augustyn Life Member VVA Firebase #594 Life Associate Members of VVA Firebase 594 Vietnam Veterans of America Firebase #594 - Lee County, Florida - Email vva_594@yahoo.com With the Considerable help of the “Museum of Military Memorabilia,” Naples Airport, Naples Florida

Honoree ID: 255455   Created by: MHOH




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