JACKSON, Eugene R.
28 April 1945
Negros, P.I.

The "D" Company History for 28 April contains the following entry:

At 1245 after an artillery preparation the Co. advanced thru "F" Co. to secure a ridge junction 800 yds. to the front. The 2nd platoon under S/Sgt Howard moved up the ridge on the right side of the 1st platoon under Lt. Mara on the ridge to the left and the 3rd platoon under Lt. Watkins slightly to the rear on the right ridge and in the intervening valley. As the 2nd platoon advanced they received intense small arms fire from both flanks. Small arms fire from the 3rd platoon neutralized the enemy fire from the left and 60mm mortar fire silenced the fire on the right. In the advance Pfc. Jackson was killed and Pfc. Benci was wounded in the wrist and leg, both by snipers.

From "Bless 'em All"

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