Representative Cassidy honors widow of one of the first African-American Marines
POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:19pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Representative Bill Cassidy gave a certificate to Audrey Nabors-Jackson this afternoon; her late husband, Freddie Jackson, was one of the first black men to serve in the Marines during World War II.
Jackson also fought in the Korean War as well.
Those Marines were awarded congressional gold medals last year, but Nabors-Jackson didn't know she was included in the ceremony.
She says, even though the recognition comes six decades after her husband left the service, she's proud to receive it.
“It means that my children and my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren, and anybody in our family will realize that, when he served, he served with honor," stated Nabors-Jackson.
Cassidy said there are lots of people like Nabors-Jackson who haven't stepped forward to claim the recognition they deserve. He wants you to call his office if you think that might include you.