Clarence Jackson

[Korea Ribbon] [Vietnam Ribbon]
[First Sgt. Patch]

[Clarence In Vietnam]
Clarence is one of the four members of our post that attained the high office of 9th. District Commander. {1879-1980} Other positions he held at the district level were Vice Commander, Membership Chairman, Law And Order Chairman and Ceremony And Awards Chairman for a number of years.

Always active at the post level, Clarence took his turn serving as Post Commander in 1973. Very few years passed by without Clarence serving at some function in the post. He assisted many Commanders as Post Adjutant, Memorial Chairman for the cemeteries,Post Historian, Trustee, and Judge Advocate. Many occasions including dinners, awards presentations and flag dedications found him front and center as Master Of Ceremonies. He was always available for military funerals, usually as Commander Of The Honor Guard, folding and presenting the American Flag to the next of kin. He was also among the group of members that initiated the "Cristmas For Needy Families" program. Clarence, like "Gay" Gerster, has a Show Case in our meeting room containing the many accomplishments in The American Legion.

Clarence retired from the U.S. Army in 1969 after over 20 years of service which included tours of duty in Japan {1948-1950}, Korean War{1950-1951}, Korea {1957-1958}, Germany {1953-1956}, Germany {1960-1966}, Vietnam War {1967-1968}, and other duty stations in the USA.

He is a Life Member of Post 292 with over 50 years continuous membership and a member of the 40/8. Clarence holds a 32 degree at The Hopewell Lodge #80 in Dillsboro, and other organizations he belongs to includes The Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, Moose Lodge in Florida, Elks Lodge in Florida, Eagles Lodge in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, The VFW in Florida and he is a Kentucky Colonel.

Clarence retired again in 1997 from various civilian endeavors and moved to Alva, Florida with Klara, his wife of 39 years, whom is a native of Germany.