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SP/4 Wallace Michael Jackson
A Company, 720th MP Battalion
, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade

Killed In Action ~ 19 August 1967 ~ Vietnam


Photo courtesy of SP/4 John P. Roides

They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI

Family of SP/4 Jackson can be reached by contacting the History Project Manager via the Email Link at the top right of this page.

         The 720th MP Battalion Headquarters received notification of the ambush and subsequent deaths of CPL Clowe and SP/4 Jackson from the A Company Tay Ninh Detachment Officer In Charge, LT Kelly, at 2315 hours [11:15 PM] on 19 August 1967.

        LT Kyle reported that at 2105 hours, [9:05 PM], SP/4 Wallace Michael Jackson, age 20, and CPL Robert Earl Clowe, age 22, just left the Tay Ninh compound gate in their jeep when they were flagged down by three young female Vietnamese Nationals approximately 250 meters outside the gate.

        When they stopped to investigate they were ambushed by Viet Cong (VC) elements hidden in hedge rows on both sides of the roadway. One of the young females was killed, one injured, and one was taken into custody.

        Both MP’s died from wounds received from heavy .50 caliber and small arms fire. They were pronounced dead at the 45th Surgical Hospital in Tay Ninh by CPT Belamy, MD.

--- General / Personal ---
Last name: JACKSON
Home of Record (official): MEBANE
State (official): NC
Date of Birth: Thursday, June 19, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 14908941
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 95B20

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Friday, October 21, 1966
Date of Casualty: Saturday, August 19, 1967
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 25E - Row 016


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