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First Name: George

Last Name: Jackson

Birthplace: Temple, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Fort Worth, TX
Middle Name: C.

Date of Birth: 09 December 1895

Date of Death: 04 August 1958

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1917-1919
George Cody Jackson

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


George Cody Jackson

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant George C. Jackson (ASN: 44356), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Fleville, France, 2 October 1918.
His platoon becoming disorganized by enemy artillery fire, Sergeant Jackson halted his men, reorganized them under the heavy fire and resumed the advance. Later he borrowed an automatic rifle from one of the men in his platoon, and, firing it from his hip, advanced on an enemy machine-gun, killing two members of the crew and capturing another.

On 30 March 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with bronze star.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315972   Created by: drjones46




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