Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby

21, of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Jacoby died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia. Died on June 28, 2005.

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"RIP Kip"
Equiro Robert of Accra,Ghana

"RIP Brothers"
Miguel The King of New York

"I am cuba and is my honor read the biography about all this kid,god bless man like that"
maribel marrero of miami

"I am cuba and is my honor read the biography about all this kid,god bless man like that"
maribel marrero of miami

"It was a complete shock to learn that you are no longer with us. I can still remember when we sat next to each other in high school. You had such a beautiful smile and a sweet personality. I truly regret not keeping in touch. I'm proud of the man that you became and I know you are in a better place. You are loved and sorely missed."
Francheska

"Rip Sgt Kip Jacoby wish I could have met u brotha I hear about you alot almost everyday thank you for your service we will meet one day..."
Eliott of Deerfield beach

"I do not know you, but you are one of my sons.....you still honor me everyday.

The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training--sacrifice..."
Laurie Orcutt of Mare Island, CA

"Kip,
It was my great pleasure to know you and call you my friend. I have thought of you often over the past years. I miss your smile and your laugh, that never left your face. You brought a goofy happiness everywhere you went. Thank you for being a great friend, thank you for being a bad@ss solider, thank you for being you. My heart goes out to the family you left behind. I'm sure their pride soars for their son, brother, friend, father. Much love Jacoby, see you in a better place."
a.s of Savannah, Ga USA

"Kip
I still do remember you."
ScottsMomLady

"Kip,

I remember when we would be in science "honors" and all we would do is sit in the back of the class and goof off. Crazy how things are. You were a great person and you will never be out of my heart or mind"
Katherine montez of Oakland Park, Fl

"I did not know you but I respect and admire you for your service. We lost my nephew on May 7, 2012 in Afghanistan also so God Bless Each of You. Military men, women, and families are never far from our thoughts. Rest In Peace"
Tracy Brown of Carlisle, KY

"Kip. Man, you taught me how to skip class, and lots of other crazy *. Miss you bro."
Z of Herat, Afghanistan

"Kip,
Had a blast going through green platoon with you, and won't forget fighting over who carried the guidon when we were in front of everyone else on the ruck marches. I won't forget saying goodbye to you a week or two before you went on to a better place. Your family is in my prayers."
Phil H of Ashland City, TN

"I'M A GOLD STAR MOTHER GEORGIA BURKES MY SON DIE 6 29 68 IN VIET NAM. I BELONG TO THE GOLD STAR MOTHERS INC.OUR PROJECT IS TO HELP THE VETERANS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT THE MOTHER OF KIP JACOBY THAT DIE 6 28 2005. MY E MAIL IS GEORGIABURKES@YAHOO.COM IF ANY ONE CAN HELP ME
PLEASE E MAIL ME"
GEORGIA BURKES of DEERFIELD BEACH, FL.

"I did not know your fallen hero son. I saw his name fleetingly on the memorial wall of during a CNN video about Sgt. Robert Miller's Medal of Honor recognition when it showed a member of Sgt Miller's team pointed to his name on the memorial wall and speaking about Sgt Miller's bravery that save his life and that of fellow team members. Your son's name was in that picture as well.

You son's name jumped out at me simply because "Jacoby" was my maiden name.

Sgt. Miller deserves the recognition his sacrifice and heroism has been accorded.

Your son, too, is a fallen hero to whom this country and its citizens owe no less a debt of gratitude and honor.

With humble appreciation, thank you for his sevice and sacrifice, and condolences on your loss."
Carolyn of Boston, MA

"That you will never be forgotten...you must have heaven rockin and rollin!"
Karen Liszewski and Danny of Pompano Beach, FL

"You will always be in our hearts"
Mondy, c/o 02 NEHS of Fort lauderdale, FL

"Kip,

Man, I know I only got to hang out with you for a short time. But in that short time you taught me about drifting, you taught me how to skip class, Initial D, and where to buy sodas across the campus in Highschool. Ya were a good friend, and I know that last night I hung out with ya in Albuquerque I'll never forget. I'm in the desert now, and I promise i'll do my best out here.

Tony"
Tony Zi of Undisclosed location

"Bro we still think about you all the time and we are drinking a beer for you talking about old times. throwing cans over matt the great ones house into the strreet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you brro peace in the Middle East."
Jeremy and kazz of Pompano Beach FL

"October 13, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby:
Kip gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy of Nevada

"It's men like Kip who with bravery, sacrifice, and strenght, make this nation an honor to live in."
Dan of Orlando, FL

"Kip,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other men who were on that Chinook with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. When your fellow servicemen were in trouble, you didn't hesitate to go to their aid. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Night Stalkers Don't Quit!"
160th SOAR Motto"

"To say Kip is missed is so totally understated. Kip grew up with my son Billy in Boy Scouts in the Pompano Elks troop. He spent many days and nights at our house....which is just as nutty and bright as the Kipster. My heart aches this Memorial Day 2006 as my family misses one of the brightest, sweetest, zaniest, most helpful man anyone could ever know. I pray and think of Steve and Kathy his parents. All of Pompano and Ft. Lauderdale misses you , Kip. I ask God all the time to tell you hello and to let you know we miss you. Punch out a demon for us and have fun loving God and Jesus and living in your mansion. See you when God calls me."
Lindsay R. Mowery of Pompano Beach, Fl

"To Honor your memory, Kip, this 2006 Memorial Day. Your memory and spirit will live in our hearts forever. You will never be forgotten...Danny's mom,"
Karen Liszewski of Pompano Beach, FLorida

"Dear Kip, remember when we were young, you always knew how to make me smile no matter what was going on. Those are some of my best memories hanging out together at our family reunions. I think about you often and miss you greatly. I think what helps me most is knowing that the life you gave is to protect freedom for the rest of us. I only hope I/we never take that for granted. I believe there will be a day when we meet again.
With love, your cousin,
Brian"
Brian Cook of West Palm Beach, FL/USA

"U are missed daily. Thank you for your great sacrifice. we shall never forget you."
SPC Mowel of Savannah, Ga

"To his family my deepest condolences. He was a great guy to work with and a good friend."
Chris of Savannah, GA

"Kip, my buddy, friend and a special person in my life. I never thought I would have to live without knowing you were just a phone call away. I can't believe your gone and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I still keep thinking that this is all just a dream and that I am going to wake up and you will still be here. i just wanted to say that I will always miss you and love you. To all of those who knew Kip my deepest condolences, he was defentily a one of a kind and deeply missed by all."
Jennifer Coffman of Tallahassee

"To the family of:Kip A Jacoby I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Kip,
You will always remain the most amazing man in my life. You have forever changed who I am in so many ways. You will always be my hero.
I love you always and in my heart you will remain."
Kris of Savannah, GA

"As a mom of five young children, I am so grateful for the sacrifice of this brave solder Kip A. Jacoby. You are loved by many. Words can not express the emotion. He payed the ultimate price for our freedom and the freedom of so many other people who suffered under the rule of Sadaam. May God be with his family in this time of sorrow and may you find comfort in the fact that we think about Kip's sacrifice for the love of his country. May we NEVER forget! Thank you!"
Jill Hughes of Houston Tx

"kip dude u were so aswome i thought of u as a big brother and a good friend im goin to northeast for rotc jsut like u did i love you man.megan"
megan

"To the Jacoby family from the family of SFC Marcus Muralles, we send you our sincerest sympathies and pray for your consolation and peace. Our thoughts will be with you always."
Cindy Swazay of Indianapolis,IN

"Kip, my buddy, and my friend when I was in need. We love you and we couldn't be more proud of you. You will be missed, remembered and never forgotten. To your family, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that could sufficiently describe Kip and what kind of man he was. He was an amazing soldier, friend, and brother to me and he will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to you and your family."
Jesse Elliott of Tallahassee, Florida

"May God Bless Your Family"
Dan, Cindy, Tiffany, Eric Dietz of Littleton, Colorado

"To the Family and Friends of Kip, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you for your loss. What a fine young man you raised. He is a true American Hero who will always be honored and remembered. May God Bless all of you and know that Kip is safe in heaven now."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"On behalf of Sgt.Kip A. Jacoby, we would like to thank everyone for their most heart felt prayers and sympathy. Kip was a very special boy who grew to be an admirable Man. We shall miss him every day for the rest of our lives. As I look at his cousins who range in age from 6 months to 39 years, I know what Kip was fighting for. I know who he was trying to protect. And he knows how much we love him, will alway love him. He leaves warm memories.

God Best you all and may he keep you safe."
Uncle Chris and Aunt Joy of Michigan

"To the family of Kip. You are in our thoughts and prayers. My daughter Liz is stationed at Hunter in Savannah. Kip was a friend of hers. She talked to me about him and said he was the most wonderful kind person you could ever imagine. She said that he always had a smile and believed in what he was doing and really enjoyed it. She just recently got back from Afganastan. She had nothing but HIGH praise for him. Your son makes us all proud. I am glad that my daughter got to know a young man as wonderful as yours. Hold on to all the wonderful memories. Thank you and your family. May God bless you and help you in these times of loss. Praying for you."
Sue Justice of Salem, Wisconsin USA

"TO THE JACOBY FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEEN OF THE LOST TO KIP. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH HIM AND YOUR FAMILY. KIP YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. AN TO ALL THOSE THAT YOU HAVE. REFLECT ON THOSE FOND MEMORIES YOU SHARED WITH THEM. SO WE CELEBRATE ALL TO GOOD THAT CAME FROM YOU! FRIENDS, NEIGHBOR'S, THOSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MILITARY FAMILY AND THE LOVE ONE'S. AN YES, THOSE IN AFGHANISTAN AND EVERY WHERE YOU SERVED OUR GREAT COUNTRY. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER KIP; YOU MY FRIEND WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN, YOU ARE BEING REMEMBERED TODAY! I AM SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL OUR SON SERVED ALONG SIDE YOU. FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY IS A CALLING IN ONE'S LIFE. AN VERY FEW AMERICAN'S DO! YOU HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH OF YOURSELF TO OUR COUNTRY. I KNOW OUR SON APPRECIATE YOU! FOR HE ALWAYS TELL ME DAD!!! I HAVE NO SOLDIERS,JUST VERY CARING AND SUPPORTIVE BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S. WE ALL WATCH OVER ONE ANOTHER; THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY. NOW KIP WILL BE WITH GREGORY. AN THAT AS SAD AS IT IS, IT IS A COMFORT TO ME. KIP YOU SURE MEAN ALOT TO MANY THAT YOU NEVER MET! MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU TODAY AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Kip's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our son returned safely from Afghanistan, only to lose his life in Iraq. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. Our sons are true heroes!

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto "The Big Ern" Blanco-Caldas
82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"I am sorry to hear about your loss. My brother was a Marine whow was killed 8/8/05. I know the pain you are going through right now. When i was in that position, i found that it helped to talk to people who have experienced what you have. If you would ever like to talk, my email is stgravity@sbcglobal.net. I thank this young man for doing what many won't. thank you Kip."
Brandon Collins of Chicago IL

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Kip will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Kip Jacoby, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Kip Jacoby:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Kip for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Kip Jacoby:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Kip, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on