DOVER, Del. - The body of Marine Lance Cpl. Francisco Jackson arrived at Dover Air Force base yesterday for its dignified transfer home to New Jersey.
Jackson, who was from Elizabeth, was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday by an IED blast. He was based at Camp Pendelton in San Diego, Calif.
He was on his first combat deployment and had already earned a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal and several other service medals. Elizabeth neighborhood mourns loss of young Marine