Flando E Jackson
August 4, 2016
Died in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury.
|From the News Tribune thenewstribune.com 08/06/16
Washington airman’s death investigated
BY BRYNN GRIMLEY
Military officials are investigating the death of airman from Washington who died while deployed to Southwest Asia.
Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, 45, died Aug. 4 from a non-combat related injury, according to the Department of Defense. No details were made available about how Jackson died.
Jackson left in July on a voluntary seven-month deployment with the Washington National Guard as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Jackson was assigned to the 194th Wing at Camp Murray.
In a news release, Maj. Gen. Bret Daughtery, the state’s adjutant general and commander of the Washington National Guard, said Jackson had a “remarkable military career and served his state and nation with distinction.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, who along with Flando’s fellow airmen and soldiers, are grieving a tremendous loss. They should be comforted knowing that he served his state and nation well, and leaves behind a tremendous legacy for his children,” Daughtery said.
Jackson’s military career spanned more than 24 years, with nearly 10 years spent with the Washington Air National Guard.
He also was a community corrections officer for the state Department of Corrections. He worked for the department for 13 years.
Department of Corrections Secretary Richard Morgan said in a prepared statement Jackson was known to have a smile on his face and “respectful demeanor for all people he encountered regardless of circumstance or situation.”
“Our agency’s thoughts are with his family during this difficult period of mourning,” Morgan said.
|Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding death of Lt. Col. Flando Jackson
August 6, 2016
"Trudi and I join all Washingtonians in mourning the loss of Lt. Col. Flando Jackson. Flando was a dedicated public servant who put his fellow Washingtonians first. He spent his career serving others, both as a state employee at the Department of Corrections and a member of our military. I send my condolences to Flando's family and friends, as well as his colleagues and co-workers. Our state lost a tremendous Washingtonian who will be sorely missed."
|Washington National Guard mourns loss of Air Guard Lt Col
Posted by Washington National Guard
The Washington National Guard is mourning the loss of Lt Col Flando Jackson, 45, who died Aug. 4, 2016 while serving in Southwest Asia.
"Flando had a remarkable military career, and served his state and nation with distinction," said Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the state's adjutant general and commander of the Washington National Guard. "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, who along with Flando's fellow airmen and soldiers, are grieving a tremendous loss. They should be comforted knowing that he served his state and nation well, and leaves behind a tremendous legacy for his children."
Jackson, a member of the 194th Wing, departed in July for a voluntary seven-month deployment. His death is under investigation, though it is non-combat related.
Jackson's military career spans more than 24 years, with nearly 10 years spent with the Washington Air National Guard.
Jackson was also a long-time Community Corrections Officer for the state Department of Corrections.
“Community Corrections Officer Flando Jackson was dedicated to public safety with the Department of Corrections for over 13 years,” stated Richard Morgan, Secretary for the Washington Department of Corrections. “Officer Jackson was known to have a smile on face and a respectful demeanor for all people he encountered regardless of circumstance or situation. Our agency’s thoughts are with his family during this difficult period of mourning.”
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