The family of a World War II veteran from Mississippi who was among the first Black men to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps received the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his service. U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly presented the medal to relatives of Embra Jackson Sr. during a Saturday ceremony at a Tupelo church. Kelly went to Facebook Saturday saying “A great night in Tupelo to present the family of World War II Veteran Embra Jackson, Sr., the Congressional Gold Medal. Mr. Jackson proudly served America.The medal is one of the nation’s highest civilian awards. Kelly called Jackson a “true hero.” The congressman’s office says Jackson enlisted in 1943. He served in a segregated military unit. Jackson was honorably discharged in 1946 and became a teacher. Jackson died in 1983.

The family of a World War II veteran from Mississippi who was among the first Black men to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps received the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his service.

U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly presented the medal to relatives of Embra Jackson Sr. during a Saturday ceremony at a Tupelo church.

Kelly went to Facebook Saturday saying “A great night in Tupelo to present the family of World War II Veteran Embra Jackson, Sr., the Congressional Gold Medal. Mr. Jackson proudly served America.

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The medal is one of the nation’s highest civilian awards. Kelly called Jackson a “true hero.”

The congressman’s office says Jackson enlisted in 1943. He served in a segregated military unit.

Jackson was honorably discharged in 1946 and became a teacher. Jackson died in 1983.

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