The Office of the Governor of the State of Oregon

06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 15:57

Governor Kate Brown Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Medal of Honor Recipient Arthur J. Jackson

Salem, OR-Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Oregon native and Medal of Honor recipient, Arthur Jackson. Flags should be lowered until sunset on Tuesday, June 20.

Arthur Jackson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from Portland in 1943. As a Private First Class, Arthur Jackson received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions in the battle for the Pacific island of Peleliu in 1944.

'Arthur Jackson represents the best of Oregon and I ask all Oregonians to pause to remember his service and sacrifice,' said Governor Brown. 'Jackson embodies the incredible spirit of our Greatest Generation that served heroically in uniform and returned home to continue to help build our state and country.'

Arthur Jackson, 92, died June 14 in Boise, Idaho. His legacy of service is commemorated with a plaque on Oregon's Medal of Honor Memorial at the base of the state Capitol's flag pole in Salem.