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Governor's Proclamation -- Death of Arthur J. Jackson

Executive Department
State of Idaho
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2017

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WHEREAS, Idaho citizen Arthur J. Jackson was born October 18, 1924, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943; and

WHEREAS, in the fall of 1944, on the island of Peleliu, Private First Class Arthur J. Jackson boldly charged and wiped out 12 pillboxes and 50 Japanese soldiers, essentially annihilating the enemy in the southern sector of Peleliu; and

WHEREAS, for his heroic service Arthur Jackson received the Medal of Honor and other decorations including two Purple Hearts, a Letter of Commendation, and numerous medals; and

WHEREAS, Arthur Jackson passed away today, June 14, 2017, in Boise, Idaho; and

WHEREAS, Idaho citizens deserve an opportunity to recognize and thank Arthur Jackson for his valiant and distinguished military career and deep devotion to the United States;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, C.L. “BUTCH” OTTER, Governor of the State of Idaho, do hereby order all flags at every state facility to be flown at half-staff to recognize the life and honor the memory of

Arthur J. Jackson

and I encourage all Idahoans to honor this courageous citizen who embodied American heroism and who reminded us of all that is wonderful about Idaho and this great country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Idaho at the Capitol in Boise on this 14th day of June in the year of our Lord two thousand and seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred forty-first and of the Statehood of Idaho the one hundred twenty-seventh.

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