John H. Jackson
John H. Jackson enlisted in the Army in February 1949. He did not mind going to the Korean War considering the service of his family. His dad fought in WWI and two of his brothers fought in WWII. John H. Jackson fought at the Pusan Perimeter when he first arrived in Korea and he had to watch out for North Koreans who were dressed as civilians who planned to kill US soldiers. Next he fought at the Wonsan Landing and fought his way up to the Chosin Reservoir through Hagaru-ri and Koto-ri. After 14 months fighting in the Korean War, John H. Jackson went back home without a warm reception from Americans on the home front, but he was thankful to be out of the Chosin Reservoir winter.
Fighting During the Pusan Perimeter
John H. Jackson fought from the second he arrived in Korea and then participated in the Battle of the Pusan Perimeter. The most difficult part about this battle was that he didn't know who was the enemy since the North Koreans dressed up as civilians and then attacked the US soldiers.
Battle at the Chosin Reservoir
John H. Jackson fought in the Battle at the Chosin Reservoir and he fought there until Christmas Eve 1950. The weather was very cold and it even went down to 50 below zero. Some of the soldiers were freezing to death as the Chinese continued to fight.
Returning to the Korean War after being Evacuated from Chosin Reservoir
John H. Jackson was put back into battle after he was evacuated from the Chosin Reservoir. He then fought at the Imjin River and Han River. He continued fighting during the Seoul Recapture, Chorwon Valley, and Ontrang.