Jacklyn Harold Lucas, born in 1928 in Plymouth, NC to Louis Harold Lucas and his wife, Margaret Viola Edwards. Jack enlisted in the Marines underage in WWII, was allowed to stay in the military and went on to serve in the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. Jack and three other Marines were in a trench and were being attacked by eleven Japanese soldiers. Lucas threw himself on top of two hand grenades to protect his buddies and was seriously wounded. He was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor at the White House in October 1945 by President Truman. He was the youngest man to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.