Walter Philip JacksonHospital Corpsman 3rd Class
A CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
04 August 1943 - 10 August 1966
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Doc, John Fischer and I talk about you from time to time about how much we miss you. Do wish we could play just one more game of cards. Doc, we would even let you win! You have never been forgotten, Doc, you were a very brave man that day in August and all the Marines who served with you were very proud of you. You will always be one us - A Company 1-5 forever, Doc!!!! Till we meet again.
A Note from The Virtual WallAt about 1100 on 10 August 1966, during OPERATION COLORADO, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, made contact with elements of two NVA battalions. The initial contact developed into a full-fledged battle fought in a driving rainstorm which did not clear until about 1730. Although VMO-6 provided armed Huey support, and both shore-based artillery and naval gunfire supported the Marines, fixed-wing aircraft were unable to operate in the area until the rainstorm broke. The 1/5 Marines suffered 16 men killed in action with another 65 wounded but killed more than 100 NVA troops before the battle ended on the morning of the 11th.
Three Corpsmen were among the dead, including Petty Officer Walter Jackson.
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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