Chattooga County, Georgia’s only survivor of the D-Day invasion – and only surviving Women’s Auxiliary Corps veteran – passed away on Sunday.
U.S Army Lt. Rose Jackson, was one of around 20 nurses that came onshore in France, on June 10th, 1944 – just four days after the D-Day invasion which sent the Nazis into retreat as the Allied forces liberated France. She served from 1942 – 1946 as a nurse in the European Theater. In all, she served in six campaigns in Europe
Lt. Jackson was a native of Kansas. She met her husband in a field hospital; and, after the war they married and she became a resident of Chattooga County, where the pair owned and operated Jackson’s General Store in Lyerly for many years.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of Lyerly United Methodist Church, where she attended faithfully until the COVID-19 pandemic. She was 104.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 29th, at 11:00am from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home – visitation will be one hour prior to the service with interment to follow in Lyerly Cemetery.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)