Hudson, Jackson Lynn, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1973-1974, 1021A, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1964 - 1974
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hapeville, Georgia
Last Address
St. George Island, Florida

Date of Passing
Mar 15, 2002
 
Location of Interment
College Park Cemetery - College Park, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He merited the AF cross as an A-1 Skyraider pilot in SEA.  After the Air Force, he was a pilot for Delta Airlines.
 
His AF Cross citation:

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Captain Jackson L. Hudson (AFSN: 0-78723), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as an A-1 Skyraider pilot of the 602d Special Operations Squadron, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, in action in Southeast Asia on 6 October 1969. On that date, Captain Hudson led and was responsible for the success of one of the largest search and rescue efforts ever attempted in Southeast Asia. With complete disregard for his own safety and despite extremely intense ground fire, Captain Hudson made repeated low-level passes delivering ordnance within ten meters of the survivors' position. He led and coordinated the final attack which eventually incapacitated an estimated four hundred to six hundred hostile forces and saved the lives of fifty-four human beings. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of overwhelming hostile forces, Captain Hudson reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: October 6, 1969

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Company: 602d Special Operations Squadron

Division: Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand

   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=496
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28167281
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=3464
http://rotorheadsrus.us/documents/330.html
http://classof1964usafa.org/Public/Hudson_Jackson/history.htm
 
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School AssignmentsAir Proving Ground Center602nd Special Operations SquadronAir Force Reserve Command
  1964-1965, 1021A, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1965-1969, 1021A, Air Proving Ground Center
  1969-1973, 1021A, 602nd Special Operations Squadron
  1973-1974, 1021A, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1973 Vietnam War
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1960-1964, United States Air Force Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-13 Stearman  F-104 Starfighter  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1962-1964, PT-13 Stearman
  1965-1969, F-104 Starfighter
  1969-1973, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
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