Arthur J. Jackson

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Arthur J. Jackson
Jackson AJ.jpg  A light blue neck ribbon with a gold star shaped medallion hanging from it. The ribbon is similar in shape to a bowtie with 13 white stars in the center of the ribbon.
Born(1924-10-18)October 18, 1924
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedJune 14, 2017(2017-06-14) (aged 92)
Boise, Idaho
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
United States Army
Years of service1943 - 1945, 1959 - 1962 (Marine Corps)
1945 - 1959, 1962 - 1984 (Army)
Unit3rd Battalion, 7th Marines
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Battle of Cape Gloucester
*Battle of Peleliu
*Battle of Okinawa
Korean War
AwardsMedal 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.[1] 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.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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."
  2. 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.

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