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Arthur J. Jackson
October 18, 1924|
|Died||June 14, 2017
||United States Marine Corps
United States Army
|Years of service||1943 - 1945, 1959 - 1962 (Marine Corps)
1945 - 1959, 1962 - 1984 (Army)
|Unit||3rd Battalion, 7th Marines|
|Battles/wars||World War II
*Battle of Cape Gloucester
*Battle of Peleliu
*Battle of Okinawa
|Awards||Medal of Honor
Purple Heart (2)
Captain Arthur J. Jackson (October 18, 1924 – June 14, 2017) was a United States Marine. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions on Peleliu during World War II. PFC Jackson single-handedly destroyed 12 enemy pillboxes and killed 50 enemy soldiers.
On September 30, 1961, while serving at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Jackson fatally shot Rubén López Sabariego, a Cuban worker at Guantanamo, and unsuccessfully attempted to hide his body in a shallow grave.
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