James Jackowski

South Salem, NY, US

U.S. Marine Corps

CPL, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines

10/23/1983, Beirut, Lebanon


It was so good to hear from you — and know that you know the War on Terrorism started in Beirut in 1983. So few know that — even Marines! Following is a brief synopsis of Corporal James Journeay Jackowski, USMC:

Our son Jamie joined the Corps because his Recruiting Officer “guaranteed” him his chosen profession — that of a Cook. We all know about guarantees and the USMC:~) However, Jamie became a Cook. He had worked in a local deli and local Restaurant before joining the Marines, and wanted to go to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Hyde Park NY to become a Chef. He knew his experience in the USMC would ensure this. Years earlier, when we went to Florida, he had a caricature done and it was Jamie (with his cat) and wearing a Chef’s Hat. Even when he graduated from Jr. HS, he wanted to become a Chef. We took him to the CIA as a graduation gift.

When Jamie was in HS, he took cooking as one of his electives, and was awarded the coveted “Chef’s Hat” for his work. Thank you for doing this.

James’ portrait is also on Poster 15