Col Jack Jackson, US Marines retired, piloted the “Harrier” airplane more hours than any other individual in history; has 40 earned military medals; describes the joys of flying for “Veterans Airlift Command” wounded military men & women and their families all over the country … free. (See www.veteransairlift.org, which states … “Wounded Warriors … They’ve got heart … They need wings!”
A jet airplane donated airplane to Veterans Airlift can be seen at an open house at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Sat, Oct 6, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.)
Col Jackson also reports the personal & positive impact and inspiration he has received from Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God,” both as a student and a leader. At the time of this brief radio conversation the Blackabys are to be in the St. Louis area in four locations Oct 12 – 16, 2012, urging all of us to grow in “Experiencing God” by taking advantage of these tremendous sessions led by three generations of the Blackaby family. Info and registration can be done at www.blackabystl.org.
From an internet source of a few years ago: “Colonel Jack Jackson flew more than 600 combat missions in Vietnam where he was awarded 4 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 33 Air Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal for Valor and Heroism and most recently the Legion of Merit for service to his country. In 2004 Jackson retired from his post as Chief Test Pilot for the Boeing Company. Jack was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2002. He was Chairman of the Joint Committee on Terrorism, Bioterrorism and Homeland Security and Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Jackson received the "Legislator of the Year Award" from the VFW in 2003, 2005 and 2006 and the "Legislator of the Year Award" from the American Legion in 2004."
Col Jackson can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.