HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

JAMES ARTHUR JACKSON

WALL NAME

JAMES A JACKSON

PANEL / LINE

16W/57

DATE OF BIRTH

07/24/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/11/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LAKEWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES ARTHUR JACKSON
POSTED ON 10.1.2000
POSTED BY: Vance Jackson

Why?

Arthur Jackson is my second cousin on my father's side of the family. I first met him at his home in early 1965. I only remember the date because the riots in Watts were going on at the same time. He being four years older (14) at the time became something of hero to me. He was older, smarter and probably quite a bit more mischieveous than I was. The next time I saw Arthur, he was in a flag-draped wooden box. I was a Sophomore in high school, and I was dressed in my ROTC uniform-dress greens. I, on the one hand felt patriotic; my family was giving its members to the defense of our country, I was in my dress greens, and on the other hand, they had just cost me my hero. Up until that time, saluting his casket was the most difficult thing I had ever done. I miss you Arthur...


Vance Jackson
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Seattle, Washington





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