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John “Jack” V. Allison, Colonel, USAF (Retired)September 07, 1926 – November 02, 2011
John “Jack” Allison (1926 – 2011)
Col. Jack Allison, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, after a courageous battle with several medical issues.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1926, in Memphis, Tenn. Col. Allison is survived by his wife, Evelyn; their three children and spouses; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Col. Allison’s service spanned almost 35 years, including a few years in the Navy. His career included being a Jolly Green helicopter pilot during the Son Tay Raid, for which he received the Air Force Cross.
The family plans a trip to Arlington National Cemetery in the spring where he will be interred.