Gregory Jackson became ill after responding to multiple emergency calls while on duty on April 14, 2018. He was hospitalized and died from cardiovascular causes on April 19, 2018.
He joined the U.S. Army as an infantryman in 1988 and served his country honorably for four years. He was assigned to the Directorate of Emergency Services, Fort Benning Fire Department, where he had served as a firefighter since 2004. His team received the Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year in 2011, 2014, and 2017.