Walter Bryan Jackson on patrol at a gas station in Iraq.  He  was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-high commendation for combat heroism,  for his actions in a September 27 fight in Iraq.   He was a second lieutenant at the time. Photo courtesy Walter Bryan Jackson

Walter Bryan Jackson on patrol at a gas station in Iraq. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-high commendation for combat heroism, for his actions in a September 27 fight in Iraq. He was a second lieutenant at the time. Photo courtesy Walter Bryan Jackson