Dustin Cody Jackson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Arlington, TX

Branch of Service: United States Army

Rank: SPC

Army SPC Dustin Cody Jackson 21, of Arlington Texas; assigned to the 350th Human Resources Company, Grand Prairie Texas; died March 12, 2008 in Tallil, Iraq of wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by indirect fire. SPC Jackson had an unwavering sense of loyalty and compassion. SPC Jackson never stood in judgment of others, and was compelled throughout his life to help everyone in need.

He was especially sensitive to the plight of the homeless, and reached out to help them. At his send off party before his deployment to Iraq, Dustin said that although he was afraid of losing his life, his passionate desire to support and protect his fellow Soldiers gave him “the courage to do what I have to do”.

Dustin was an incredibly caring and giving person with a gift for finding the good in everyone.

Age: 21

Date of Death: March 12, 2008

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