Colin Frank Jackson

Private First Class, United States Marine Corps


From Thousand Oaks, California

23 January 1948 - 18 May 1967

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Colin Frank Jackson is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 20E Line 029.

15 Jan 2004

Colin joined the Marines after he graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1966. Enlisting to serve was a prideful event for him. He was gone within the year - his death was reported in the Conejo News, May 1967. Colin was the first Marine fatality in the Vietnam war from Thousand Oaks, California.

Semper Fidelis.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 16 May 1967 the 3rd Bn, 4th Marines returned to the Dong Ha Combat Base, Vietnam, from Okinawa in order to conduct operations along the Demilitarized Zone.

On 18 May 1967 Dong Ha was hit by a barrage of 140mm rockets which killed eight men and wounded dozens more. The dead were

  • 238th Radar Det:
  • HQ Co, 11th Eng Bn:
    • Pfc William G. Fellinger, Dunkirk, NY

  • L Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • LCpl Michael C. Farrell, Riverside, MI
    • Pfc William A. Fish, Oakdale, CA
    • Pfc Colin F. Jackson, Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Pfc Kenneth D. Phares, Astoria, OR
    • Pfc Jimmie L. Thomas, Ocala, FL

  • C Btry, 2nd Bn, 94th Artillery:
    • PFC John C. Gainous, Port St Joe, FL

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