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Natchez Cadet Commissioned at Southern Miss Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Joshua Daniel Jackson of Natchez was one of two cadets commissioned on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 during ceremonies at The University of Southern Mississippi. Jackson was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Army and was pinned by his parents, Danny Jackson of Natchez and Jeanette Jackson of Wiggins.

Also commissioned was 2nd Lieutenant Christopher Brian Rigby, of Lumberton, into the United States Air Force.

The commissioning ceremony was held in conjunction with the university’s commencement exercises held on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. 

Joshua Jackson of Natchez (center) is pinned by his parents Danny and Jeannette Jackson during Dec. 11 commissioning ceremonies at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg. (Southern Miss Photo by Steve Rouse)

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