Chris Jackson, who grew up in Guildwood, was recently commended by the U.S. Navy.
While working for Fox News in Afghanistan last summer, Jackson pulled a U.S. Marine from a burning Humvee after it hit a roadside bomb.
“He doesn’t think of himself as a hero,” said Jackson’s mother, Elaine Zdunich. “He just reacted on instinct and did what he had to do.”
At a ceremony in Iraq, Jackson received the Distinguised Public Service award, the second-highest award given to civilians by the U.S. Navy. Jackson, 35, rescued the unconscious vehicle commander despite being injured by shrapnel himelf. Jackson has since recovered and is currently working for Global News in India.