February 28, 2019
CONTACT: City Manager’s Office
MARIETTA – On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Mayor Steve Tumlin will present a proclamation honoring United States Air Force Captain John Jackie Smallwood at 3:30pm on the Marietta High School baseball field named in his honor located at 1171 Whitlock Avenue, NW, Marietta, GA 30064.
USAF Captain John Jackie Smallwood of Marietta was declared missing on June 16, 1973 after his plane was hit with hostile fire over Cambodia during the Vietnam War. For his service to our nation, Captain Smallwood was awarded The Air Medal, The Silver Star, The Air Force Commendation Medal, The Distinguished Flying Cross, and The Purple Heart. Additionally, the Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard will be conducting the Dedication Ceremony during the Monthly Membership Meeting of the Legion on March 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Post 29.
Mayor Tumlin is honored to present a proclamation in Captain Smallwood’s honor on the Jackie Smallwood Field. Captain Smallwood played baseball at Larry Bell Park before graduating in 1963 on his way to Auburn University where he earned an undergraduate degree and his MBA. All are welcome to attend this event.