Sergeant Paul Jackson was a Sergeant of the U.S. Marines. He is one of the two playable characters in Act 1 of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He was also one of the 30,000 marines killed in the nuclear explosionin the capital city.
Jackson was then part of the strike force sent to the capital city to capture Khaled Al-Asad. He was the Mk19 gunner aboard a Sea Knight helicopter - callsign "Outlaw 2-5" - and provided air support for Abrams tanks attempting to enter the city limits. Jackson also eliminated resistance around the Ministry of Defence, clearing an LZ for troops to land and begin the ground assault. Vasquez was ordered by Command to head further into the city and extract a group of Marines. They managed to extract the Marines with the assistance of a Cobra, callsign "Deadly". Following the discovery of an armed nuclear device in the city center, Command recommended that Jackson's squad displace to a position outside of the effect radius. However, Deadly was shot down and Jackson's squad decided to go and rescue the pilot. They managed to retrieve her and headed back to the chopper. Just as they began leaving the city however, the nuclear device was detonated and Jackson's helicopter crashes. He survived the crash but died a few moments later after seeing the aftermath of the explosion due to injuries sustained from the crash and the effect of the radiation.