A Soldier's Story: Private First Class James Harvey Booth

A Sailor's Story: Fireman Timothy Jerome Jackson

Fireman Timothy Jerome Jackson was born on February 25, 1970, in Anniston, Alabama. He graduated from Anniston, Alabama, in 1988 and enlisted in the US Navy shortly after his graduation.

He would be assigned to the USS Saratoga and deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

On December 22, 1990, while returning from shore leave in Haifa, Israel, the ferry transporting the sailors from shore to the USS Saratoga sank, and Fireman Timothy Jackson drowned.  He rests at the Eden Hills Cemetery in Anniston, Alabama.


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