Biographical / Historical
Dick Jackson was born in the Oklahoma panhandle in 1949. He grew up on the Great Plains of Kansas, Oklahoma and West Texas. Dick Spent his seventeenth birthday on a Greyhound bus traveling to Oklahoma City for his Marine Corps physical. He left the Marines in 1969, after being wounded in Vietnam. Dick attended college on the GI Bill, graduating from Texas A&I University with a B. S. degree in 1977, and from Idaho State University with an M. S. degree in 1979.