Ben Jackson died in Cresco, Iowa. He was part of the Red Combat Team, 1st Battalion in Burma. He was one of the small number of men in the "expendable" unit healthy enough to continue fighting after Merrill's Marauders were disbanded on Aug. 10, 1944, and also served with the 475th in the China Burma India Theater. When he passed, he had the 3rd Ranger Battalion challenge coin in his pocket, which was contributed for the 2018 Memorial Day "care package" which was recently sent to the surviving original Merrill's Marauders.
Condolences can be sent to his widow at:
1004 North Elm St. Apt 104
Cresco, Iowa 52136