82nd Airborne Division (Vietnam) Golden Brigade – Vietnam 1968 – 1969

June 10, 2007

Col. John Guire Jameson Jr, Passes Away

Category: All Messages,Taps – Ron Yorkovich 3:47 pm

Dear Friends,

I am sorry to say that our good friend and Golden Brigade supporter passed away on Friday, at the age of 77.  His last word was “Airborne”.  Please see below for info.  Our chapter will send flowers. Check www.nebfh.com for more info.

Jameson1.jpgCol. John Guire Jameson Jr, 77, of Radcliff, KY, died Saturday, June 09, 2007 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Radcliff, KY.

Col. Jameson was a veteran of Vietnam, serving multiple tours with the 82nd and 101st Airborne. He is widely known in the Radcliff community for all of his work and dedication to the North Hardin High School Band Boosters and the Radcliff Optimist Club. He was also a member of the Golden Brigade, American Legion, V. F. W. and the Moose.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Emily Jameson; parents, John and Zenith Jameson; and his brother-in-law, Gene Cunningham.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jill J. and Dennis Rayburn of Radcliff; two grandchildren, Aaron Rayburn of Nashville, TN and Alice Crawford of Ashville, NC; and his sister-in-law, Beverly Cunningham of Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A. M. Thursday June, 14 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Radcliff with Rev. Donald E. Overton officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, KY.
The visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P. M. and after 9:00 A. M. Thursday at the funeral home. 


June 8, 2007

Col. John G. Jameson Jr, Battalion Commander, 1/505

Category: All Messages,Taps – Ron Yorkovich 4:48 pm

Dear Troopers,

I am very sorry to inform you that Col. John G. Jameson Jr, Battalion Commander, 1/505 during our deployment to Vietnam is in very serious condition and may not live through the weekend.  John is a tough customer and may surprise us all, strap on a T10 and make another jump but it doesn’t look like it.  He has been confined to a nursing home for some time and about 3 weeks ago a large mass was found in his head. He is too weak for surgery.

The Golden Brigade Chapter will be sending flowers – Red, White and Blue to be sure. Some are planning to attend the DEROS ceremony when called to attention.  John was a very good friend and a true supporter of our Chapter and his beloved Division.  I’ll do my best to keep you posted. My phone numbers are below.


Airborne, All the Way and God Bless America!!!

Richard F. O’Hare, Treasurer
Golden Brigade Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Assn., Inc.
4075 Old River Trail
Powhatan, VA 23139-4112
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