W5NSQ - August 9, 2008 |
Jackson T. 'Jack' Daugherty
New Braunfels, TX
QCWA # 7274
Major Jackson Temple "Jack" Daugherty (US Army Retired) passed away on August 9, 2008 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born on September 25, 1919 in Amarillo, Texas to Jackson Hamilton Daugherty and Lottie Belle Sargent Daugherty. Jack grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduating from Sunset High School in 1937. He was enrolled in Texas A&M College in 1938 and later enrolled in the University of Texas, studying Business Administration.
He left school to enlist in the U.S. Army on February 14, 1941. After WWII, Jack was assigned to the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP) at Sandia Base, New Mexico. Jack retired from the U.S. Army as a Major in 1961.
He was hired by RCA to go back to Korea as the Chief Radio and Television Engineer for the American Forces Korean Network (AFKN) for 4 years. The U.S. Army then hired him to go to Okinawa as an Electronic Engineer for the 'Strategic Army Communications' (STRATCOM) for work in Vietnam, Thailand, and the Phillippine Islands. Jack later became a Contracting Officer and in 1969 was assigned to Singapore as Chief of the Army Contracting office there.
Jack is a Life Member of several Masonic Lodges AF&AM, The Scottish Rite (32nd Degree), the National Rifle Association, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, The Retired Officer Assn, The Quarter Century Wireless Assn, the American Radio Relay League, The American Association of Retired People and the 'Good Sam' RV Club.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday-August 12, 2008 from 6:00PM until 9:00PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday-August 13, 2008 at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home chapel, with Reverend Bill Shockley officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full Army Honors.