Mercy Hospice Fort Scott recently honored Specialist Jackie L. Plain for his service with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves between 1951 and 1962.
Plain worked for Intelligence stateside during the Korean Conflict. He tracked incoming planes and ships to confirm that they were friendly. During his service he earned the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
Specialist Plain recalled traveling around the country and taking a variety of test in order to prepare for his job. During his travel, he was able to see the Statue of Liberty while in New York City. He also savored the nights spent posted near the ocean on the east coast.
Before his discharge Plain spent time In Fort Riley, Kansas, as well as EL Paso, Texas, and Pennsylvania. He then purchased a black 1951 Oldsmobile and promptly drove back home to Kansas.