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WW2 European Theater
Brief Outline of Army for Melvin Jackson
15 Nov. 1938 Ohio Natl. Gd. 135 th F.A. 37 the Div. Batt. E
15 Sept 1940 Camp Perry, Oh (inducted into Army)
then to Camp Shelby, Miss.
then to Camp Bowie, Tx. (roster, 1942) 8 th Cor.
Camp Carson, Co. (roster, 30 Oct 1943) 89 the Div. 341 st F.A.
Camp Roberts, Cal. (Spring 1944)
La. 22 Nov 1943-25 Jan 1944
Camp Butner, NC 15 June 1944
Boston 10 Jan 1945 to LaHavre, France 23 Jan 1945
crossed into Germany 10 Mar 1945 left 30 June 1945
Came back Port Newport 8 July 1945 8th Div. 56 th F.A. Bat C
discharged 16 Oct 1945 sep pt. E. Warren, Wy.(fort Francine)
Re-enlisted 20 Oct 1947 (as private)
29 Mar 1948 (Sgt)
5 apr. 1948 (Staff Sgt.)
Hon Discharge 19 Oct 1948
1930 Federal census
Vermilion, Erie Co., Ohio
Roll 1791 Pg. 9A Em. Dist. 25
census taken on 29 Apr 1930
26 Nov 2009 | Vermilion, Erie Co., OH
- BORN: September 26, 1921
- DIED: November 26, 2009
- LOCATION: Vermilion, OH
Melvin R. Jackson, 88 of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 26, 2009 in Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a lengthy illness.
He was born September 26, 1921 in Kipton, OH and spent most of his life as a Vermilion resident, living in Norwalk for 10 years.
Melvin was a veteran of the US Army. He served during WWII in the European Theatre Operation and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Field Artillery division.
He worked as a mechanic for E&L Transport, Lorain for 27 years, retiring in 1985. After retiring form E&L Transport, Melvin served as the minister and elder of the Vermilion Church of Christ.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Vermilion. He enjoyed H.O. model railroad sets, camping, and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Grace I Jackson (nee Francisco); son and daughter-in-law, David Alan and Debbie Jackson of Vermilion; daughter and son-in-law Cathy Jean and Gerry Whitacre of Fayetteville, GA, daughter, Carol Ann Kidd of Concord, NC, daughter and son-in-law Shannen and Chris Showalter of Charlotte, NC; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Percy C. and Katherine (nee Nuhn) Jackson, sisters: Clara Carroll and May Reidy and brother Chester Jackson.
Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 from 11:30 until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Linro Meade will officiate and Rob Whitacre and Mark Weaver will co-officiate. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct Military Honors at the Funeral Home prior to the service. Burial will follow in Rugby Cemetery, Brownhelm Twp.
Vermilion, Erie Co., OH
Mel married Grace 'Irene' Francisco on 19 February 1947 in Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio. They had 4 children.