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From Tragedy to Tickets
New Glarus family sends soldiers home for visits in honor of their son
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Larry Jackson, Ben Kraemer and Jennifer Jackson meet up during Kraemer’s leave while serving in the Navy. Kraemer was one of the first recipients of a travel voucher, given from the Ben Jackson Foundation, that provides trips home to young soldiers serving in the military. Ben Jackson died in a motorcycle crash while stationed in Misawa, Japan, and was home seven weeks earlier to spend time with family. So far, 10 vouchers have been distributed.
NEW GLARUS — Airman First Class USAF Ben Jackson was stationed in Misawa, Japan, with the Air Force in 2018 when he found out he was getting some time off.