WWII Veteran searches for stolen Medal of Honor

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Admin


In 1945 Arthur J. Jackson took out 12 bunkers and killed almost 50 soldiers during a battle in the South Pacific. His feat earned a Medal of Honor which he left on his bed before going out for an evening. When he returned, however, it was gone, and now 70 years later, he is still hoping his stolen medal will be returned.

Jackson now is one of just 10 living World War II Medal of Honor recipients. He told Fox News he doesn’t think he has many years left. He would just like to hold his medal again before he, like so many other heroes of the ‘greatest generation,’ passes.

The FBI is simply hoping that someone out there will do the right thing.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society has agreed to receive and return Jackson’s medal. They are willing to accept it anonymously, or give credit to whoever chooses to return it.

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Story: John Roberts, Fox News | Photo: Fox News

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One Response to WWII Veteran searches for stolen Medal of Honor

  1. Mike Howard says:

    The fighting on Peleliu by the Marines was in 1944.

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