G B JACKSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 43W, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

G B JACKSON JR

WALL NAME

G B JACKSON JR

PANEL / LINE

43W/16

DATE OF BIRTH

09/15/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SANTA ROSA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sonoma County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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POSTED ON 3.9.2024

Final Mission of PFC G B Jackson Jr.

Operation Mameluke Thrust (May 19 - October 23, 1968) was a 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force search and destroy mission into Happy Valley southwest of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The objective of Mameluke Thrust was spoiling attacks against North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong base areas to preempt any planned offensive against Allied complexes in the Da Nang area. At 1:20 AM on September 17th, a squad from Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines was at a road security defensive position three kilometers (1.8 miles) northwest of Que Son when it was taken under fire by an estimated enemy sapper squad. The enemy fired six B-40 (RPG-2) rocket-propelled grenades, raked the U.S. position with heavy automatic weapons fire, and threw four to five satchel charges before withdrawing to the west. The Marine squad returned fire with unit weapons and requested backup. A reaction force swept the battle area with negative findings. Marine casualties included four killed, two wounded requiring evacuation, and one other with minor wounds. The lost personnel were PFC Ernest J. Baynes, PFC G B Jackson Jr., SGT Fredrick E. Nigh, and PFC Paul M. Presser. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “1st Marine Division (Rein) Command Chronology for September 1968” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 1.5.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in Vietnam are tragic that you died just tow days after your 20th birthday is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 8.24.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC George Jackson, Thank you for your service a Mortarman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It's the end of summer and Labor Day is soon. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.17.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017

Ukiah High School

Thinking of you today. Taken way too young. Thank you for your sacrifice.
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