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|birth = Southern United States, approx. 1916 (based on actors age)
 
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|death = June 13, 1944
 
|death = June 13, 1944
|weapon = 1903 Springfield sniper rifle, M1911 Colt Pistol
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'''Private Daniel Jackson''' was an American left-handed sniper from West Fork, Tennessee serving in the 2nd Rangers Battalion of the United States Army. He was one of the men selected by [[Captain John H. Miller]] to search for [[Private James Francis Ryan]], during {{w|World War Two}} in the film, ''[[Saving Private Ryan]]''.
   
[[File:images-9.jpeg|thumb|left|Jackson in the standoff with the German troops in Neuville, France]]
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==Biography==
'''Private Daniel Jackson''' was an American soldier from West Fork, Tennessee serving in the 2nd Rangers Battalion of the United States Army. He was one of the men [[Captain John H. Miller]] selected to search for [[Private James Francis Ryan]]. He is a designated sniper, armed with a [[M1903A3 Springfield|M1903A4 Springfield Rifle]]. Apparently from the southern U.S., he appears to be a devout Christian, quoting scripture from the Bible while applying his skills in combat. Examples include Psalm 25 in Neuville while lining up a shot on the [[German sniper]] who mortally wounded Caparzo, and Psalm 144 during the Battle of Ramelle in the church tower. He dosen't appear to be a good reader as he mistaken a [[Rienne|paratroopers name]] for Ryan's when it really wasn't.
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===Background===
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He was a designated sniper, armed with a [[M1903A3 Springfield|M1903A4 Springfield Rifle]]. An outstanding marksman, Captain Miller put faith in him on D-Day to secure the beach and watched when he killed another Germam sniper nearly 450 yards away from his position. He could also reload and fire again in just a few seconds, with most of his shots finding their target.
   
Jackson is a phenomenal sharpshooter, and is responsible for taking out two German machine gun nests on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion, a sniper in a bell-tower who had killed [[Private Adrian Caparzo]], and numerous SS soldiers during the battle at [[Ramelle]]. He boasts while on the march that if he were placed a mile or less away from Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, the war would be over.
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Apparently from the southern U.S., he appears to be a devout Christian, quoting scripture from the Bible while applying his skills in combat. He dosen't appear to be a good reader as shown when he mistakes another [[Rienne|paratrooper's name]] for Ryan's.
   
He assisted in the taking of the German radio station bunker (the bunker whose occupants killed Wade), running left and drawing fire. He was threatening to shoot [[Sergeant Mike Horvath]] in the hope Horvath would not shoot [[Private Richard Reiben]] because Reiben was going to desert the mission which was what prompted Horvath draw his pistol. He later put his gun away when Miller diffused the tension by revealing where he lived and worked.
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===D-Day on [[Omaha Beach]]===
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During {{w|D-Day}}, Jackson kissed his rosary bead while preparing to land. He managed to make it to the beachhead, waiting for his fellow soldiers to arrive. He then pushed up to a machine gun nest, proceeding to kill the gunner and destroy the position. Jackson later shot several Germans in the trenches with his sidearm.
   
[[File:Jackson_Parker.png|thumb|left|218px|Jackson and Parker seconds before their death]]
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===Finding Ryan===
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He was chosen by [[Capt. John H. Miller|Captain Miller]] to be part of a [[Miller's Men|squad]] to find [[Private James Francis Ryan]]. While hiking to [[Skirmish at Neuville|Neuville]], he professed that God made him "a fine instrument of warfare", bragging that he could kill Adolf Hitler from up to a mile away.
   
While fighting in Ramelle, he served as a lookout for approaching German forces. He was able to use military sign language to accurately convey approaching troop numbers to Captain Miller ("He sees ... Tiger tanks, two of them, Panzer tanks, two of them. Infantry ... fifty, plus change"). After the battle began, he returned to sniping, gunning down many German soldiers from his tower along with [[Private Parker]], who was manning a 30-cal machine gun. The two of them are then spotted by attacking German forces and are both killed when a Panzer tank fires on and destroys the tower.
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Once in Neuville, he patrolled with [[101st Airborne]] [[Neuville Paratroopers|paratroopers]]. He overheard [[Private Adrian Caparzo]] lie to [[T-5 Timothy E. Upham|Corporal Upham]] about knowing everything about Miller, prompting Jackson to advise Upham to "watch for the bullshit". When trying to help a French family, Jackson engaged in a brief sniper duel with [[Wolfgang Gottberg|a German sniper]], succeeding in shooting the soldier through his own scope. He later threatened to kill a group of German soldiers, wanting them to put their weapons down.
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Jackson later fell straight to sleep in a church while the squad was resting, his squad mates discussing that he must fall asleep so easily due to having a "clear conscience".
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When the squad reached a rally point, Jackson tried to give the wounded their hope that the 29th infantry would arrive soon. He was then ordered by Miller to search through a bag of [[Dog Tags|dog tags]], becoming frustrated at Reiben's complaining and quickly feeling ashamed for not considering the paratroopers watching them treat their friends tags as poker chips.
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Once the group moved out, Jackson reached a radio site with the others. Miller wanted to engage but Jackson, with Reiben, tried to dissuade the captain, saying they had already abandoned German controlled 88s so why not leave the machine gun nest. Miller was adamant, however, so Jackson went along with it as did the others, even volunteering to charge up the left flank on his own. After the [[Skirmish at the Radio Site|skirmish]], Jackson and the others tried to save a mortally wounded Medic [[Irwin Wade]] but failed. Angered, he heavily beat [[Steamboat Willie|Wade's killer]] along with Reiben and [[Private Stanley Mellish]], even prepared to execute him had Miller not intervened. He later prevented Corporal Upham from handing the prisoner a drink while they forced the man to dig a grave. Jackson waited eagerly to kill the man after the graves were dug but never succeeded as Miller let them go. This led the group to argue heavily with each other, Jackson drawing his gun on [[Tech Sgt. Mike Horvath|Sergeant Horvath]], the hostility only ending when Miller confessed his life before the war to them all.
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===[[Ramelle]] and death===
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While at Ramelle, Jackson was stationed in the bell tower, acting as a scout and a sniper with assistance from [[Parker|Private Parker]]. He made a sticky bomb out of his socks to help the others disable the incoming tanks. He passed the time before the [[Battle at Ramelle|skirmish]] by scouting for any incoming infantry. When the Germams did appear, he relayed the strategy of the resistance and quickly began to engage the Germans. Despite successfully killing at least a dozen German infantry, Jackson met his demise when a [[Tiger Tank]] fired a shell at the tower, decimating Jackson and Parker.
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==Bible Quotes:==
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While he implements his faith into his talents, he quotes from the "King James Version" of the Bible.
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'''Psalm 22:19 - Spoken while killing German machine gunners in Omaha Beach:'''
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But be not thou far from me, O my strength, haste thee to help me. [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2022:19&version=KJV]
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'''Psalm 25:2 - Prayed while killing the German sniper in Neuville:'''
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O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+25:2&version=KJV]
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'''Psalm 144:1-2 - Spoken while killing several German soldiers in Ramelle:'''
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Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+144%3A1-2&version=KJV]
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==Gallery==
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File:pepper.jpg|A close up on Jackson's face.
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File:images-9.jpeg|Jackson in the standoff with the German troops in Neuville, France.
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File:Jackson_Parker.png|Jackson and Parker seconds before their deaths.
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Untitled 394996.jpg|Jackson at the rally point.
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Latest revision as of 01:44, October 16, 2019

Private Daniel Jackson
Jackson
Rank Private
Affiliations United States Army 2nd Rangers Battalion, Company C
Birth Southern United States, approx. 1916 (based on actors age)
Death June 13, 1944
Weapon 1903 Springfield sniper rifle, M1911A1 Colt Pistol

Private Daniel Jackson was an American left-handed sniper from West Fork, Tennessee serving in the 2nd Rangers Battalion of the United States Army. He was one of the men selected by Captain John H. Miller to search for Private James Francis Ryan, during World War Two in the film, Saving Private Ryan.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

He was a designated sniper, armed with a M1903A4 Springfield Rifle. An outstanding marksman, Captain Miller put faith in him on D-Day to secure the beach and watched when he killed another Germam sniper nearly 450 yards away from his position. He could also reload and fire again in just a few seconds, with most of his shots finding their target.

Apparently from the southern U.S., he appears to be a devout Christian, quoting scripture from the Bible while applying his skills in combat. He dosen't appear to be a good reader as shown when he mistakes another paratrooper's name for Ryan's.

D-Day on Omaha BeachEdit

During D-Day, Jackson kissed his rosary bead while preparing to land. He managed to make it to the beachhead, waiting for his fellow soldiers to arrive. He then pushed up to a machine gun nest, proceeding to kill the gunner and destroy the position. Jackson later shot several Germans in the trenches with his sidearm.

Finding RyanEdit

He was chosen by Captain Miller to be part of a squad to find Private James Francis Ryan. While hiking to Neuville, he professed that God made him "a fine instrument of warfare", bragging that he could kill Adolf Hitler from up to a mile away.

Once in Neuville, he patrolled with 101st Airborne paratroopers. He overheard Private Adrian Caparzo lie to Corporal Upham about knowing everything about Miller, prompting Jackson to advise Upham to "watch for the bullshit". When trying to help a French family, Jackson engaged in a brief sniper duel with a German sniper, succeeding in shooting the soldier through his own scope. He later threatened to kill a group of German soldiers, wanting them to put their weapons down.

Jackson later fell straight to sleep in a church while the squad was resting, his squad mates discussing that he must fall asleep so easily due to having a "clear conscience".

When the squad reached a rally point, Jackson tried to give the wounded their hope that the 29th infantry would arrive soon. He was then ordered by Miller to search through a bag of dog tags, becoming frustrated at Reiben's complaining and quickly feeling ashamed for not considering the paratroopers watching them treat their friends tags as poker chips.

Once the group moved out, Jackson reached a radio site with the others. Miller wanted to engage but Jackson, with Reiben, tried to dissuade the captain, saying they had already abandoned German controlled 88s so why not leave the machine gun nest. Miller was adamant, however, so Jackson went along with it as did the others, even volunteering to charge up the left flank on his own. After the skirmish, Jackson and the others tried to save a mortally wounded Medic Irwin Wade but failed. Angered, he heavily beat Wade's killer along with Reiben and Private Stanley Mellish, even prepared to execute him had Miller not intervened. He later prevented Corporal Upham from handing the prisoner a drink while they forced the man to dig a grave. Jackson waited eagerly to kill the man after the graves were dug but never succeeded as Miller let them go. This led the group to argue heavily with each other, Jackson drawing his gun on Sergeant Horvath, the hostility only ending when Miller confessed his life before the war to them all.

Ramelle and deathEdit

While at Ramelle, Jackson was stationed in the bell tower, acting as a scout and a sniper with assistance from Private Parker. He made a sticky bomb out of his socks to help the others disable the incoming tanks. He passed the time before the skirmish by scouting for any incoming infantry. When the Germams did appear, he relayed the strategy of the resistance and quickly began to engage the Germans. Despite successfully killing at least a dozen German infantry, Jackson met his demise when a Tiger Tank fired a shell at the tower, decimating Jackson and Parker.

Bible Quotes:Edit

While he implements his faith into his talents, he quotes from the "King James Version" of the Bible.

Psalm 22:19 - Spoken while killing German machine gunners in Omaha Beach:

But be not thou far from me, O my strength, haste thee to help me. [1]

Psalm 25:2 - Prayed while killing the German sniper in Neuville:

O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. [2]

Psalm 144:1-2 - Spoken while killing several German soldiers in Ramelle:

Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. [3]

GalleryEdit

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