Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Army Spc. Dustin C. Jackson

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Dustin C. Jackson, 21, of Arlington, Texas

Spc. Jackson assigned to the 350th Adjutant General Company, Grand Prairie, Texas; died March 12, 2008 in Tallil, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by indirect fire. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Juantrea T. Bradley and Pfc. Tenzin L. Samten.

Fort Worth Star Telegram -- Dustin Jackson of Arlington was killed in Iraq on Tuesday, relatives said.

Mr. Jackson, who was in the Army, was married to Michelle Jackson, the granddaughter of Arlington City Councilman Gene Patrick. Mr. Jackson, 21, was killed when a roadside bomb struck the vehicle in which he was traveling.

Patrick said the Army did not identify Mr. Jackson's body until Wednesday and further details have not been released.

Mr. Jackson had been married for about a year, Patrick said. He was scheduled to return home in two weeks and planned to begin college.

Mr. Jackson is the second Patrick family member killed in the war. His nephew Jeremy E. Ray of Houston was killed a week before Christmas 2007. Ray, a First Lieutenant, had been in Iraq six weeks.

"This is one of these cases where Michelle and Dustin came together and carefully planned out their lives," Patrick said.

Army Spc. Dustin C. Jackson was killed in action on 3/12/08.

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