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Wakkuna A. Jackson

Wakkuna A. Jackson

Died: August 19, 2006

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Branch: U.S. Army

Sergeant Wakkuna Jackson died in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle, which was then attacked by Taliban fighters. The convoy was delivering supplies to a hospital serving women and children. Sergeant Jackson was assigned to the 710th Combat Sup­port Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She was buried in Edgewood Cemetery near Jacksonville, Florida, on September 1, 2006. She was 21.

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