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The Military Order of the Purple Heart
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Commander - Region VI
Commander Puskar in Vietnam Patriot David Jackson has been a member of MOPH since 2010 and served as Commander, Adjutant and Judge Advocate for Chapter 0604, Department of CA and Region VI Adjutant and Department Senior Vice Commander, National Adjutant (2013-14) Department of CA Commander prior to his election as Commander Region VI in 2015.

Patriot Jackson entered the US Army in 1966 and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Ft Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed with the Division to Vietnam in December of 1967 with the 3/187th Infantry, “Rakkasans.” He participated in several campaigns throughout his tour of duty and was wounded during a rocket attack near Phu Bai in March 1968. Following his tour in Vietnam, he had subsequent assignments with TRADOC, 8th Army, 82nd Airborne Division and 7th Infantry Division, at Ft. Ord.

After his initial military service, David worked in Law Enforcement, Corrections and Hospital environmental Safety and Security fields for more than 20 years. David returned to the military in 1996, joining the California Army National Guard. He served at almost every NCO echelon up to and including Division level operations. His final assignment prior to retirement was the Operation NCOIC with Reserve Component Operation, Plans and Training Section, Ft Irwin, California. One of his primary responsibilities was to recruit Reserves and National Guard units to support BCT headed to OIF and OEF. In addition to the Purple Heart, David was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star w/V device and OLC and Army Commendation Medal. David retired in September of 2009 with 28 years of combined military service.

Patriot Jackson holds a BA in Psychology and Social and Criminal Justice from Sonoma State University and Ashford University and is currently pursuing his MSW at USC (University of Southern California).

David and his wife Rosa reside in Bakersfield California. They have 9 children between them and 12 grandchildren.
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