Semper Fi, Harry Jackson

A Memorial Day Reflection on the Father of my Children

tinalear
4 min readMay 28, 2024

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PFC Harry Jackson, USMC artist, 1944 (photographer unknown)

“In 1942, Private First Class Harry Jackson USMC joined the Fifth Marine Amphibious Corps as General Intelligence’s first combat-sketch artist. He fought in three amphibious assault victories across the Central Pacific; wounded twice, he suffered from the effects of his injuries for the rest of his life.”

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tinalear

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