Virginia Heroes

George Washington Jackson, Jr

Private First Class, Army

Born: February 12, 1928
Hometown: Richmond City & Henrico County
Served In: Korea
Casualty Date: November 23, 1951
Died In: North Korea
Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star

Private First Class Jackson served with the 1st Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 8th Army. He was a member of a sound ranging crew. While trying to obtain an accurate location on enemy weapons, he was killed by a hostile mortar round.

He is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

Before the war, he was employed by Peoples Service Drug Store and the City of Richmond.

Camp Nomad Charlie, Korea, was renamed Camp Jackson in Private Jackson’s honor on August 29, 1966. The Camp is still there today and houses the 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy.

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