Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Desmond “Hammer” Jackson. Desmond served during the Vietnam War.
Desmond was a First Sergeant for Charlie Company 2nd Battalion from 1965 to 1966 during the Vietnam War. He is revered by his unit, many who believe that they would not be alive today if it were not for him.
One soldier remembers Desmond saving his life in March 1966. “On that day I was wounded and he was the first one to me. The instant that he hit the ground beside me I knew that I was going to make it,” he said. “He was always a first responder when one of us needed help.”
Thank you for your service, Desmond!
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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.