Don Jellison

[22 JUL 1930 - A2 - 20361 - 24 JAN 2003]

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Turner - Denman - Soper - Stevenson - Haas - Bob Brown - Jellison -
Auger - Wargowsky [Missouri Runt Reunion - OCT 2001]



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Front Row: Jack and Marlowe Viney - Bill Mc Williams - Mr and Mrs - friends of Phillips - Tom and Harriet Phillips - Back Row: Don Jellison - Dave and Toni Maurer - Ronnie McWilliams - EJ and Doris O'Brien - Jim and Nancy Miller - Celia and Ray Dax [Phillips 40th Anniversary Swearing In Party - 1991]



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A-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Vincent - Joseph - Stevenson - Fikaris - Prater - Stemle - 2nd Row: Freed - Adams - West - Jim Miller - Mason - Jellison - 3rd Row: Auger (CO) - Spaulding - Reid - Lucas - Rupp - Weissenborn - 4th Row: Dax - Senger - Camp - Schauer



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Don Jellison and Scotty Adams - c1950]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

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Cecil Donald Jellison

Cecil Donald Jellison was born on 22 July 1930 in Upland, California. He entered West Point from the National Guard on 3 July 1951. He was in Company A2 and on the gymnastics team for four years. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Armor.



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Cecil Donald Jellison

SSN: 562385688

Gender: Male
Race: White

Birth Date: 22 Jul 1930
Birth Place: Upland, California

Death Date: 24 Jan 2003

Father: Clifford D Jellison
Mother: Cora I Watson


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Cecil Donald Jellison

My father, Don, was always an inspiration - who, somewhat reluctantly on my part, inspired me, on my own terms, to attend and graduate Class of 1978.

After struggling with the rules at John Brown College, Dad joined the California National Guard to avoid the Korean War, but was immediately activated - and fell, by accident, into the Company Clerk job because he could type. He helped some fellow soldiers complete their application for West Point (he had never heard of it), and slipped his application in with theirs.

While his unit headed to Korea, he went to the Prep School and then immersed himself whole heartedly into West Point. Having endured his (well-deserved) lectures as a child, I imagine he was a fearsome flame, but with a twinkle in his eye.

He graduated full of idealism - however the reality of Army life, with high ideals that aren't always realized, wore away some of that idealism while not diminishing his desire to maintain and uphold Duty, Honor, and Country.

After he retired, he re-examined his life from several spiritual angles and attempted, in his inimitable way, to maintain and expand the honor and dignity of life among his fellow journeymen.

I miss him greatly - and hope to greet him again some day to continue our conversations.

Rest in Peace, Dad.

David Jellison
June 20, 2012


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