Holy Cross HS Mourns Death of Brandon Jackson, ’14

U.S. Military Academy Cadet Brandon T. Jackson, a member of the Class of 2019, and a member of the West Point football team, died as the result of a single car accident Sept. 11 in Croton, N.Y. Jackson is a 2014 graduate of Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, where he was a first-team all-star wide receiver on the 2013 Knights.

Jackson was a starting defensive back on the Army team. He turned-in an impressive performance during Saturday’s game with two solo tackles and one assist. His sudden death is being felt throughout his team and the athletic department.

“The Corps of Cadets is very saddened by the loss of their teammate, Cadet Brandon Jackson, who was a proud and committed member of Echo Company, 2nd Regiment,” said Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Diana Holland. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Brandon’s family and friends during this most difficult time.”

A funeral service was conducted at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica.

His high school coach, Tom Pugh, said, “He was special, a special young man.”