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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   540
Name   Porter, Jackson Leggett
Birth Date   12 April 1930
Birth Place   Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., Texas
Service Branch   Army


  987th Field Artillery
Rank/Grade   Second Lieutenant
Date of Enlistment   23 January 1951
Date of Discharge   28 October 1953
Service Occupation   Line Officer/Aerial Observer
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   United Nations Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Locations of Military Service   Fort Mead, MD; Fort Sill, OK; Korea Second ROC area
Additional Information    
Father   Chester Jackson Porter
Mother   Dora Leggett Porter
Additional Biographical Information  

Per Veteran: Joined First Methodist Church, Nederland. Hired by E. I. DuPont de Nemours, Sabine River Works, Transferred to Beaumont Works, Retired after 40 years Service. Rehired by Sabine River Works and worked for 5 more years. Past President South County Breakfast Lions Club, City of Nederland Planning and Zoning Board Committee, Jefferson County Court at Law No. 1 Eminent Domain Special Commission.

Date Added to Database   5 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran Discharge document
Oral History  

Interview with Jackson Leggett Porter conducted by Molli Hall on February 16, 2016.




Photograph taken while at Fort Sill, Oklahoma


Jackson Porter receiving his Air Medal



Calling in a mission in Korea as an aerial observer.


At top of pole during signal training.


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