Arthur J. Jackson
|Arthur J. Jackson|
|Born||October 18, 1924|
|Died||June 14, 2017 (aged 92)|
|Service/branch||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.
References[change | change source]
Tim Woodward (2013-05-26). "Tim Woodward: WWII hero breaks long silence over shooting at Guantanamo". Idaho Statesman. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
Lopez died instantly. And Jackson was about to make a decision that would change his life, putting him at odds with the highest levels of President John F. Kennedy's administration. He hid the body. "I hoped no one would find out," he said. "The world found out."
- Jana K. Lipman (2009). Guantánamo: A Working-class History Between Empire and Revolution. University of California Press. pp. 173–174. ISBN 9780520942370. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Captain Arthur J. Jackson, USAR, Retired". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- "PFC Arthur J. Jackson, Medal of Honor, 1944, 3/7/1, Peleliu (Medal of Honor citation)". Marines Awarded the Medal of Honor. Archived from the original on 2007-02-20.