From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jackson Parker '43

Date of birth: April 13, 1921

Date of death: October 26, 1942

Age: 21

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Jack was one of 57 men lost aboard USS Smith (DD 378) on October 26, 1942 when the ship was heavily damaged by attacking aircraft while screening USS Enterprise (CV 6) and USS Hornet (CV 8).

The ship was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for her action that day.

Class of 1943

Jackson is one of 84 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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