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Colonel Jackson Jackson L. Munsey Sr.


1931 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
COLUMBIA, SC – Retired Army Colonel Jackson L. Munsey, Sr. passed away peacefully on July 24, 2013 in Lexington, SC. He was born on May 22, 1931 to Agnes Clara Munsey and John Wesley Munsey and raised in Princeton, WV.
Colonel Munsey was a 1954 graduate of the United States Military Academy - West Point. He served two tours in Vietnam as a special forces officer, where he was awarded the purple heart, two bronze stars, Defense Meritorious Service, Air Metal and many more. He served in numerous overseas posts to include Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Colonel Munsey enjoyed traveling the world. He was a car enthusiast, had a passion for animals and enjoyed helping family and friends with household projects. He loved sailing, the outdoors, and spending time with loved ones. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Cragin, Linda Johnson, Cynthia Carrell, Jillian Munsey and Elise Munsey; his son, Jack Jr.; his sister-in-law, Catherine Munsey; his nephew, Mark Munsey; and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Munsey and his brother, John W. Munsey.
Services will be held at 9:00 am on October 21, 2013, at Ft. Meyer Chapel with burial immediately following in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Sept. 3, 2013
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