Alfred R. Jacox Jr.

Alfred R. Jacox Jr. RIP 1969, Captain, USAF

December 02, 1941 – July 27, 1969

~From “The Post-Standard”, Syracuse, New York, 29 Jul 1969, Tue  •  Page 30~

Viet Hero Killed in Car Crash

Thousand Island Park – Word has been received here of the death of Air Force Capt. Alfred Rea Jacox, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Jacox.

Capt. Jacox had been stationed at Randolph Air Force Base since early this year taking jet fighter pilot training, and was due to be graduated Aug. 29.

According to the telegram from the Air Force received by his parents he was pronounced dead of multiple injuries at 2 a.m. Sunday at Randolph Air Force Base Hospital, where he was taken after the accident.

Capt. Jacox was and HH-43F helicopter pilot in Vietnam and was shot down early in 1967, but escaped injury. For his service in Vietnam, he earned a total of 10 Air Medals and flew the sortie which recorded the 1,000th “save” for the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service. Following his return to the States, Capt. Jacox was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry while flying in Vietnam.

~From the “San Antonio Express”, San Antonio, Texas, 29 Jul 1969, Tue  •  Page 25~

~Funeral Pending~

Services are pending for a 27-year-old Air Force captain who was killed Sunday in a one-car accident in Schertz.

Investigator said Capt. Alfred R. Jacox Jr., a student pilot at Randolph AFB who lived at the Rio Vista Apartments in Schertz, was driving on FM 78 when his car left the road and struck a tree.

Jacox is survived by his wife, Susan J. Jacox; a son, John W. Jacox; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Jacox, Sr., Thousand Island Park, NY.

Arrangements are pending at Brookehil Funeral Home.

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