NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Marines answered a call from the Conshohocken VFW, stepping up to help with the funeral of Samuel Jackson. The 69-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run outside of his Norristown home Sunday night.

“He went to the Vietnam War when he was 18 years old and came back whole,” said Samuel’s sister, Peggy Jackson.

Nearly 50 years later, Jackson’s body was broken. He was killed on Sunday after being struck by a car in front of his home.

Sunday was also the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

“My brother’s other family, the Marine family. My God, he loved the Marines,” Peggy Jackson said. Read More