Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson

21, of Riviera Beach, Florida.
Jacobson died near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near her convoy vehicle. She was assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Died on September 28, 2005.

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"RIP Defender, I was stationed with and supervised Elizabeth at Camp Bucca, Iraq. I hope that her family has found peace. She was always full of energy and was pleasant to be around."
(RET) TSgt Christopher Ford of Columbus, Ohio

"To Our Friends who have left messages here:

Thank you so much. Your kind thoughts and warm wishes give strength and hope to me and the rest of our family. It's been a long 10 years. And watching our great country be destroyed a little at time hasn't made this easier.

Thank you all,"
David Jacobson (Elizabeth's father)

"Elizabeth today is 9/11/14 we had our moment of silence and all I do is think of you.I Love and miss you more than words can say yet am so proud to say that because of you and all of our service members my children have the opportunity for freedom and to live life to the fullest as you say.Today is a sad day for me ,however, I know that you would not accept our family to be sad so I'm trying my best to be glad for the gift that you gave all of us.. the gift of life.I love you kid see you on the other side someday ."
Aunt JoAnn of Coral Springs Florida

"Thank you for your service and sacrafice. My condolences to your friends and family. Rest in peace."
Jeffrey K. Heck USAF 82-86 of Columbus, Ohio

"Hello. I am Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson. Not the same one, but just wanted to look up my name on google one day and your Elizabeth came up. I thought: "cool!""
Elizabeth N. Jacobson of Grand Forks, ND/USA

"Elizabeth, I think of you every day and the sacrifice that you made for our country. As a teacher I say the pledge of allegiance every day and hold back my tears.You have inspired my son in many ways he has grown into such a caring guy and respects you so much I cant even say. Grandma Sondra sends him and me alot of things that represent you being a hero and that you are kid. I have been living life to the fullest and trying to carry a smile like you say..most of all I miss you so much and only wish that I could do what you did for our country. As the tears roll down my face on this memorial day I love you and you will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for protecting our country and I love and miss you. We need you here, however, God must have needed you more....Love Aunt JoAnn"
JoAnn Cosimano Goldstein of Coral Springs, Florida

"Elizabeth, I never had the honor to meet you but I was at your memorial service in Ali Al Salem. Your supervisor described you as such an amazing person and I will never forget your sacrifice for our country. I think of you a lot even after all this time especially when Memorial Day comes or when I am having a tough time in my life you give me strength. You are a true hero, you are my hero and I will never forget you!"
SRA Alan Law of Vandenberg AFB

"I am so sorry I forgot to add the s to the pronoun in my message. Please forgive me as I would never do anything to harm her family. Polly Ballew"

"To the family of:Elizabeth N. Jacobson
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 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"Even though "the end" has come to the U.S. military armed presence in Iraq on 12/15/11, with in-country street signs removed and memorials taken down on foreign soil, you will always remain a permanent part of the history between the people of America and Iraq, and in the memories of your fellow USAF "Peace Keepers". With a lasting memorial in your honor at the South Gate of Goodfellow Air Force Base, each time your fellow service members and local civilians enter this gate, they are reminded of your life, your gifts, your service and Patriotism, and your sacrifice. According to the media, the end of this tragic war is here, but you know, for some, there just ain't no forgetting. You and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten!"
"Peace Keeper" U-1852, of San Angelo, Texas

"Dear Family of Elizabeth. In 2007 I researched our Fallen Heroes from the state of Florida. While reading some of their stories and viewing their pictures, Elizabeth's captured my heart. Even today as I write this to you my eyes fill with tears. Because of her heart felt story, I was impressed to write a song. One portion of it I believe presents her life as I know it from the stories. "Through the eyes of a hero she sees lonely lonesome people, giving her all for a beggar whom she views as a friend. Through the eyes of a hero she pens a pal who soon will miss her. Liberty and justice, that's the reason she will never see her home."

I pray your pain is soothed by your great memories of this Fallen Hero, Elizabeth N. Jacobson."
Pastor John M. Ballard (USN Retired) of Greenville, Florida Madison County

"RIP my fellow defender."
SrA Jeffrey Hill of FE Warren AFB

"The night before you passed, you and I were sitting under the awning at Camp Navistar. Your company was a fresh sight. I was impressed with you and your kindness. You will always be remembered in my heart. God Bless your child and family."
Vital J Silva SFC (RET) of Green Bay, WI

"Elizabeth....I wear your KIA bracelet with pride and have for 5 years. As a female Security Forces member, I am truly proud to say we shared the same love for our job. I honor you and the ultimate sacrifice you gave by wearing your bracelet everyday. You will never be forgotten."
TSgt Sarah Jolly of Eglin AFB, FL

"Liz, you are my angel, Thank you for all you have brought to my life...."
sis of Torrington, Ct

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"To Elizabeth and all our fallen HEROS, on this November 11, 2009-Veterans Day-I want you to know you are NOT forgotten nor will you be. The people of the United States may not say alot but you our in our hearts and mines. I Thank You and I will always remember."
C.Carlson of Stuart, Fl. USA

"To the family members of Elizabeth Jacobson: I admire Liz and her determination to serve her country to the best of her ability. I am 15 years old, and she inspired me to join the Air Force JROTC at Rome High School. I realy look up to her, and she is a great role model. I too will not forget Elizabeth."
Gretta of Rome GA.

"It's been 4 years today. It seems like only yesterday my husband was telling me of this beautiful young lady. He had the honor of working with her through that deployment and spoke very highly of her. She will be remembered by all those who knew her and by those who read her story. A Beautiful Young woman who gave her life to ensure freedom for all of us. Our hearts are with your family and friends always.

With Love,
SSgt's Brittnie and Nicholas Allen and our son Trey.
MT Home AFB 03-08
Elmo AFB 08-Present"
Brittnie Nick and Trey Allen of Anchorage AK

"Its been almost 4 years now. I remember all sorts of things about Liz, believe me when you get a group of over 100 females and 8-10 showers you learn quick when the best times are. My first meeting with Liz was when we were waiting for the showers to free up, we sat and talked, and joked about how I was M.I. working with a bunch of Cops. She was a great person to know. I finally got a memorial tattoo done and her name is a part of it.
Former Spc Whitlow"
SPC A. Neutzling of Pomeroy, OH

"“Defenders” are members of all Air Force specialties serving in Security Forces units worldwide. Their mission force protection. Their motto Defensor Fortis or Defender of the Force. Their symbol—the Falcon over crossed runways, is derived from the heraldry of the Vietnam era Operation SAFESIDE 1041st Security Police Squadron (Test) which evolved into the 82nd Combat Security Police Wing. The wing’s mission to provide the Air Force with worldwide ground defense capability is the model for modern Security Forces operations and the use of its heraldry is appropriate and significant. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and excellence required of Security Forces members. The runways represent all bases and Air Force operations. The falcon, with talons alert, is swooping in on its prey symbolizing force protection."
Retired Defender of Council Bluffs, Iowa USA

"Thanks Elizabeth. Thank you so much."
Enrique Esquivel of Cape Coral. Florida U.S.

"A1C Jacobson, we passed by each other in Ali Al Salem when you came to visit your supervisor, the day before you went on that fateful convoy. I wish I could have known you much better than in passing.

Know that I am sharing your story as an enlisted person who made a difference in my NCO Academy class. SF, represent! You won't be forgotten. The brother/sisterhood of the blue beret, always.

To the Jacobson family, my most sincere condolences."
TSgt Jennifer Kyle of Security Forces, Misawa, Japan

"It's been 3 years and she still and will not be forgotten. I rembemer the day she went away, it was one of the gloomest and saddest day in Camp Bucca. I've seen her for few times and had a talk with her for few minutes, eventhogh Jacobson was that kind of of those people you never forget. she was awesome, nice and sweet.
I totally support the grieve of her family"
Mustafa A. Mohamed of Kuwait

"3 years fly by. So many people miss you, but you will never be forgotten. G-d Bless always."
Scott of Hiram, GA

"She and steve continue to be missed. camp bucca 05."
Sgt Haney of Manor, Tx

"To Airman Jacobson family, I first want to send you my love and prayers and condolences in the lost of your loved one. She will never be forgotten. She is a true hero, and an angle to those in need. As a Security Force member of years ago I know she did what she did beliving in her actions made a difference in the people around her, and they did. My heart and prayers go to each and everyone who knew and loved her."
Orgeron P. M. of Louisiana

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson:
Elizabeth 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 Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the Family of Elizabeth,

Her sacrifice will never be forgotten. I, and many others in our nation and the free world are grateful for her sacrifice. My prayers are with you, the families of others who gave all, and with my other brothers and sisters in the military."
Tim Fink of fmr Security Police SSgt

"Frist off I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of A1C Jacobson. God Bless you all. It's been almost 2 years since I was told about your death (I was driving to Randolph to help out the 12SFS when TSgt Boyer called). Liz, its been hard to write, I can still remember giving you a big hug before you left on the bus. "C" flight wasn't and still isn't the same without you. I can remember how we "Jeeped you" by sending to the Fire School for some Flightline and them sending you back for a gallon of K9P. After everything we pulled on you still smiled and laughed. I have missed our flights breakfasts at Dennys. I also have sent your and Sgt Morin pictures to other members of the 111th ENG Bn so they can also heal and have closure -I served with them in Bosnia and you are in great company. I recently meet a cadet from Tulane Univ. who is going to be a Lt. with the 18MP Brigade and gave him one of your coins and told him of your courage and deciation. Also, when his unit works with future SF members they know we have a common legacy. I was forunate to worked with some of the SF members from Bucca who returned to Randolph and they had nothing but pride in you and what you did there. Again, I and the flight miss you and now holding our new airman to your standard of conduct and deication.
Thank you for letting me into your life and I rather have known you with all the pain of your passing than never have known you at all.
Your flight chief and friend "BLUE".
Melvin Kaster (San Antonio, TX)"
TSgt Melvin Kaster of 17SFS, Goodfellow AFB

"I am truely sorry for your lost. I am proud to say i am entering the air force and hope to continue the quest of a better life for you and your family. I know that this seems hopeless...but never lose faith, gain strength. Pray for all those who go behind enemy lines,remeber their sacrifice as i will pray for your daughter,and never forget hers, God Bless You"
Deja of San Jose, CA

"Every time I drove by the South gate at Goodfellow, seeing A1C Jacobson's image reminded be that I needed to stay vigilant to insure we don't ever lose good Airmen like A1C Jacobson ever again. This tragedy was not in vain."
SrA Plouffe of Ft. Meade, MD

"As a fellow Security Forces member stationed at McChord AFB I was deepely saddened to hear about the loss of Liz. I remember it well as we were at Ft Lewis WA, training to replace the same group of SF Members that Liz was assigned to in Camp Bucca. The night of Liz's passing, we had an evening formation where we were all told what happened. I can tell you there where very little dry eyes in that formation, even though I'm sure many of us never knew Liz. I will never forget that day. God bless the family and friends who knew and loved Liz so much. Your all in my prayers"
SrA Joshua A. Matz, of the 62 Security Forces Squadron, McChord AFB, WA

"Dear friends I have never met:
I grieve the loss of your lovely daughter. I am grateful for her service to our country and to freedom. We owe a debt to her and to you which words cannot repay with a simple "Thank you".

I almost lost my son, USAF, in Iraq and sat by his bed as he recovered from his wounds. As difficult as it was to see him suffer, it pales compared to what suffering you feel. God bless you. May 2007 bring you peace and comfort.

"Greater love has no man, or woman, than this, that he or she lay down her life for her friends.""
Rev. Douglas K. Batchelder of Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

"As I sit here and read these messages about Liz, I can't help to look at the role she played for our country. Yes, I was deployed with Liz and hope her family will understand the sacrifice she gave for the men and women of the USAF. I wish she could be here today to see the buetiful face of her younger sister who she left behind, though I know in her heart and yours you will know she is with all of us as she looks down on us. Please praise this young lady who is a hero in my home and remember her for her funny spirit, comical attitude and the smiles she put on our faces as we knew her."
Rich of MHAFB, ID

"I did not know Elizabeth N. Jacobson, but I read a lot about her when she died in September of last year... I served in Vietnam with the Air Force Security Police and her death shall not be forgotten by me and many other former Air Force personnel who never had the pleasure to meet her -- even as the years go by. I know that time does not heal everything, but I hope that her parents realize that their daughter has touched the lives of many."
Bill Morris of TX

"Elizabeth: Maybe you never knew how much it meant when you were making "Bucca Bracelets"... But you left them behind to remember you, and we always will. God bless your family, and may God bring them comfort."
Jennifer of St. Louis, MO

"Memorial Day weekend 2006. Members of the 747 Finance Detachment assigned to Camp Bucca at the same time as A1C Elizabeth Jacobson gathered and gave toast to a fallen commrade. Although I didn't personally know A1C Jacobson, her memorial service spoke volumes of her service and the extent to which she will be missed. Many in my detachment knew her well, treasure the memories, and mourn the loss of a true American hero. God Bless, God Speed and Hoo-ah A1C Jaconson. God's Grace with your family."
Michael A. Bisceglia of Leominster. MA USA

"I met A1C Jacobson when she was an escort in the hospital at Camp Bucca, though I didn't know her well. I responded to the site of the attack and myself and 2 other medics carried her and Army SGT. Morin up the side of the hill, placed them in our ambulance and brought them back to Camp Bucca. I also had the great honor of serving on the Honor Guard's firing party during their memorial service. A1C Jacobson, for the rest of my life, I will always remember you and the ultimate sacrifice you made for your country. Till we meet again in the promised land, God Bless you sister.

Too Elizabeth's family and friends, I cannot express my sorrow enough. My heart goes out to you. I want you to know that we did everything we possibly could for her. I pray that you can find a degree of comfort in the belief that one day, the Lord will decide it is your time, and you will be together again in heaven, and you will have great happiness for all of eternity. God Bless You.

God Bless America"
SPC. Jonathan Hart of Task Force Med. 344, Camp Bucca, Iraq

"my name is Cassidy and i am a volunteer for the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. We are a group of people that have built a memorial wall in Marsielles Illinois for all the fallen soldiers in Mideast conflicts since Beriut. Your loved one's name will be permenently added to this wall. For any further information visit our website www.ilfreedomrun.org please e-mail me at me1196@aol.com to let me know that you have recived this message. If you decide to come to this memorial on June 19th, 2006, you will recieve VIP seating and treatment for the cermonies that day. ALL OUR WELCOMING TO HONOR OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS
**Cassidy"
Cassidy of Brookfield/ILL/red,white,blue

"The Final Inspection
The Soldier stood and faced God Which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining Just as bright as his brass. "Step forward you Soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?" The Solider squared his shoulders and said "No, Lord, I guess I ain't Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint. I've had to work on Sundays And at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep. Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just to steep, And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear, And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here. They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand, I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand." There was silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod As the Soldier waited quietly, For the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, you Soldier, You've borne your burden well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell." ...Author Unknown"
A1C Curtis Johnson of Spokane, Wa United States

"To the family of Elizabeth N. Jacobson:

Everytime there is a loss within the Security Forces community, my heart is empty and saddened, and all of us feel your pain. Liz was a true warrior and her sacrifice was not in vain. Know that all in the Security Forces community are here for you, and may the Lord bless you and keep you all in his arms and comfort you in your time of need."
TSgt Mark J. Woolley of Reading, PA/US

"To the family of Elizabeth N. Jacobson,
I am filled with sadness for such a great loss in your family. I was surfing the web to find the meaning of "Defensor Fortis" as my son is entering the Air Force on March 1st,2006,and will be assigned to security forces. I was fortunate enough to find a person,in Liz, who was a living testament (an in action if you will) of the Defender of the Force. She trully lived the definition and did not perish in vain. I will remember this moment always as the time I gained clarity as to what a few of our young people are capable of, even to this day. Yes, there are young people who understand sacrifice and the common good of thier fellow man before taking the road commonly traveled. What ever lies in front of my son and all those currently serving is not known, but there is a hope beyond all understanding. I will lean on that hope thanks to people like your beloved Elizabeth."
Jim H of Southern Ca.

"I had the honor to serve with Liz and the greater honor to have known her. She was one of the most caring and generous people on that deployment. I will forever miss her and wish all the best to her family."
SSgt Anthony C. Berke of 99th Security Forces Squadron, Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV

"I had the honor to work and train with Liz in and Iraq and she became one of my friends. We would tell each other how much we resembled each other we had alot in common. She knew how to make my day and put a smile on my face. She is forever in my heart and will never be forgotten. I Love You Liz and miss you."
A1C Jennifer Higley of Mountain Home AFB, ID

"The Fifer George Weissenfels Society Children of the American Revolution of Palm Beach County, Florida, extend deepest condolences to the family of Airman Jacobson. We are a society of children learning the value of her ultimate sacrifice.
President Nikki Chimato"
Brenda Pike, Sr. President of Palm Beach County, FL

"Tonight I flew on a plane from Baltimore to Cincinnati with an airmen named June who was from Elizabeth's group. He told me a lot about her and I am sorry for your loss. I will mention her name this Chirstmas at our family dinner when we say our grace. We will remember her and the sacrifices she made so we can be free in our country."
Tom Orr of Seminole FL

"To the Family of Airman 1st class Elizabeth Jacobson,

Our hearts as a nation go out to you for your loss. From what I have read, Elizabeth was a very caring person who loved helping others. I know you are so proud of her and please know that our prayers are with you and your family.

In her honor I created a Memorial for the family. You can view it at the address below. I would also be honored to create another one for you with family photos.

May God Bless You and Keep You Always
www.aherostribute.org/military/air-force/Air_Force_Memorial.html"
Cheryl Polk of Sanford, FL

"To the Family and Friends of Elizabeth N. Jacobson,
May the memories you have Elizabeth be a source of strength for you at this time. We have a son who is with the 75th Security Forces from Hill AFB, currently stationed in Kuwait. He and fellow Airmen were able to attend a memorial service for your daughter. After the service he phoned home to tell us firsthand of her acts of valor, she is and always will be a HERO to her country, family, and friends.
Prayerfully Yours,
The Sibert Family"
Sibert Family of Torrance, California

"To Elizabeth's family Thank You for paying the ultimate sacriface for this country.
I met your daughter while stationed at Goodefellow earlier this year; her dorm was across from ours. She came over to the cookouts and fit right in. We often passed on our the way to work, she would ask are you cooking this weekend. I would tell as always "we gonna do it up right". I can remember talking to her on several occasions. I can still see her as we just laughed and joked as we ate at the cookouts. She always was a friendly face and a smile when I came through the gate. She will be truley missed and never replaced.

Hey Liz I miss you,

"Juice""
TSgt James "Juice" Rankin of Langley AFB, VA

"Elizabeth will forever be a role model not only to me, A female security forces member, but too all Airman. She served with Honor and died serving her country. I doubt she would have wanted it any other way...God Bless her family and friends who are missing her this very moment."
Heather of Georgia

"My heart goes out to the family of Elizabeth Jacobson. Your loss is so profound, many Americans can't imagine the many moments you have spent thinking of your loved one. My son is stationed at Goodfellow AFB and was truly effected by the loss of your young airman.
As the Co-Coordinator for the Florida Chapter of Home of the Brave Quilt Project, we would be honored to present the family with a quilt in her name, made by quilters, from FL around the nation."
Darleena Jones of Satellite Beach, FL

"God bless you, Airman Jacobson. Words can't begin to convey the gratitude this nation owes to those who make the ultimate sacrifice in its defense. But, nonetheless, this ol' Sarge says Thank you."
Hugh Davis, SMSgt USAF Ret of Kentucky

"Thank you ever so much for your sacrifice."
John Kanca of Middlebury CT

"I retired from the Alabama Air National Guard in June of 04 after a little over 36 years of service. The last 22 yrs 4 months and 13 days in Security Forces. I deployed to several palces around the world during my years of service. I know from what I read in the Air Force Times that your dauther was a Great Security Forces Member.I know that her death is hard on you however she was willing to go and help defend America. I wish I was still able to serve but I hit the age of 60 and had to retire. God Bless you."
William E. Holliday MSgt Ret of Montgomery, Al

"I retired from the Alabama Air National Guard in June of 04 after a little over 36 years of service. The last 22 yrs 4 months and 13 days in Security Forces. I deployed to several palces around the world during my years of service. I know from what I read in the Air Force Times that your dauther was a Great Security Forces Member.I know that her death is hard on you however she was willing to go and help defend America. I wish I was still able to serve but I hit the age of 60 and had to retire. God Bless you."
William E. Holliday MSgt Ret of Montgomery, Al

"To the family of Elizabeth.....words can never replace your loss. All free men and women should stand in awe of her devotion to duty and be so dedicated to her mission. She is a member of a long legacy of patriots who have given their lives from the Revolutionary War to today so that we can enjoy the benefits of being Americans. The honor and the credit should always go to the soldier in harms way....and the family that awaits their return from their mission....If few Congressmen or Senators from Washington would stand mounted and foot patrol in Iraq on the weekends...and we "lost" a few of them along the way to roadside bombs, poor personal gear and etc.....we'd probably see a quick change to the situation over there."
Jeff of San Antonio, TX

"November 6th, 2005
To all those who knew, honored or felt compelled to write about my granddaughter, Elizabeth Jacobson. Thank you for your condolences, kind words, prayers and just letting us know that you care. Everyone in the family appreciate your taking the time to let us know your feelings. We were very proud of Elizabeth and know that she was proud to be an American, A Security Forces member and gave her all to everyone around her. She gave life to those that needed her and she will be dearly missed. G-d must have needed someone of her caliber very badly to have taken her away to guard those Pearly Gates. I will miss her and know that she will be missed by everyone she came in contact with, from the begger that she gave her last nickle to, to Brig. General who told me of some of the good deeds she had done while in the Air Force.

Elizabeth this is the first birthday I have had without you in the past 21 years, you are and will always be missed. I looked forward to your phone calls and am having a hard time knowing that I will never hear your cherry voice again.

Elizabeth, your friends, family and loved ones will always carry you in their hearts. We will live by your quote..."We're only here on Earth for a little while, so live life to the fullest and carry a smile"

Love,
Gram"
Sondra Millman of Riviera Beach, FL

"Rest easy warrior for your time here is done and you have gone on to a higher calling in God's Army. May your spirit forever live in our career field. May your family find comfort that your passing was not in vain, but for the good of oppressed people in Iraq who now will know freedom due in part to your scrifice. You will not be forgotten."
Capt Todd Talbott of Kabul, Afghanistan

"God bless American soldiers!"
Modasar of Fairfax VA USA

"To the family and loved ones of A1C Elizabeth Jacobson,

My deepest condolences for your loss. I was stationed at Goodfellow AFB and I remember A1C Jacobson. I would see her around base (Goodfellow is such a small community); she always had a smile. Her smile could brighten anyone's day; she always saluted smartly. She was so sharp; she showed such pride, it made me proud to be in the USAF and an American.

I cannot ease the pain from your loss, but know you do not bear this burden alone...for everyone that Elizabeth touched in her special way, even when she may not have realized it...we share the pain as well. I will never forget her. My heart goes out to you. God bless her soul, may she rest in peace."
Capt Willis of Al Udeid AB, Qatar

"I know words are meaningless in a time like this, but I need to leave this message. My name is TSgt Jamie Dana, I was the first female military working dog handler injured in Iraq, when my vehicle was blown up by in IED in June. They tell me I am supposed to be dead, but I'm not. Sometimes I think I should be. They tell me to be thankfull to be alive, but that is hard to do when so many of my brothers and sisters are dying. I ask myself why I was spared. I would take your daughter's place if only I was given the chance. I can't tell you how sorry I am, I can only let you know that I would take her place if I could. I promise to live my life to its fullest extent in honor of her sacrifice. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please let me know. It's the least I can do. Please be comforted in knowing that very few of us feel the need to give your life for someone else. I know she was one of the few. Many of us give some--very few of us have the privilage of giving all. If only I could have been so lucky, then maybe she could be here with you. Please contact me if you ever need to. 719-684-3266"
Jamie R. Dana, TSgt, USAF, Military Working Dog Handler of Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Co

"To the family of A1C Jacobson,

I never met your daughter but I am so proud of her! I myself have recently returned from the desert. It is in no way easy over there and from what I have read Elizabeth took it in stride. I don't think I can express in words all that I want to say. Thanks You is what I can say to her parents for bringing such a brave joy into the world and supporting her decition to be an Airman. I am sure she loved the Air Force as I do. God Bless. She will forever be our Air force Guardian Angel."
SrA S. Oswalt of TN

"To the family of Elizabeth, I am saddened by your loss. I too, lost a loved one on Sept. 28. I keep reminding myself that it's what he wanted to do... fight for the freedom of all Americans, especially for his boys. Time may eventually ease the pain, but until then, know that others are feeling your pain also. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers."
Kim Arnold, wife of SSG Daniel Arnold of Montrose PA

"To the family of Elizabeth Jacobson,
Words cannot ease your pain, but we extend our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of your beloved ELIZABETH. She is an American Hero and we celebrate her life.
ELIZABETH - Gods Speed brave hero, and may the Angels surround your family as they try to heal. You will Never be Forgotten. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice.
From the grateful family of an American Soldier, stationed at Ft. Campbell with the 101st AVN Regt, now serving in Iraq - 10-20-05"
--Sharon & Craig Erwin of Oregon, United States of America

"To my comrade in arms, and to her family:

A1C Jacobson was a prime example of our Air Force core values. Her sacrifice has truly taught us the meaning of "Service Before Self". For this, you hold the highest position of respect in my heart, mind, and soul. We should celebrate her life, and the gifts she has given her family, friends, and country. She embodies the motto for Security Forces, "Defensor Fortis", meaning Defender of the Force. I hope that you find peace and happiness in heaven, for that surely is where you are right now. You will truly be missed."
A1C Payne of Malmstrom, AFB, MT

"liz, you were the most amazing person i have ever known.You lit up my world and knew just how to make me smile. I will think of you everyday and say a prayer. I wish we could sit in my room and make jokes like we use to for hours. I wish i could tell how you the difference you made in my life. I never got the chance to tell you that you made me see the real meaning of life and you brought me joy when no one in the world could. I love you and i miss you so much."
Christina of west palm beach , florida

"To the family of A1C Elizabeth Jacobson,

The United States of America is the greatest country on earth because of Airman like A1C Jacobson. When the Nation called... she answered and served Selflessly. She defended and provided FREEDOM to all the Iraqi citizens. So they too, could eventually enjoy the same freedoms that we are privileged to have each day. I am honored to serve in the same Air Force that your daughter was part of. We are ever grateful of the ultimate sacrifice that your daughter gave to our country. "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13"
Lt Col E. Kent Wong of Sheppard AFB, Texas

"Elizabeth, I love you, miss you and am so proud of you, I cannot imagine the mindset of those who would take you from us, however your willingness to bring freedom to those you never met is a testament to the sweet young lady I can never forget, or stop loving, good bye and god bless you, I love you so very much."
Chris Moon of Fresno, Calif.

"I was simply surfing the internet and came upon this site, and then came upon Airman Liz.

I, of course, never met her, but I won't forget reading about her. I feel comfortable in guessing that God is proud to have her near."
John Covert of Wilmington, Delaware

"To the Jacobson family-
Words are of small comfort when confronted with the enormity of your loss. I did not personally know Elizabeth, but I do know that she upheld the values of our Air Force creed. She bravely served, and made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might be free. In reading about her it is easy to see she knew she was making a difference in this world. Most human beings come and go never having made the world a better place- so I hope the realization that Elizabeth meant so much to so many serves as some solace. Thank you for her.."
Lt. Jarred Fishman (USAF) of Washington DC

"Alright Liz, this is not what we agreed on. You were supposed to come home and have a beer with me. Anyhow, I'm here to honor my best friend, my sister in Security Forces, Airman First Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson. I know your mother and father are both extremely proud of you. I so wished you to remain as a friend to my family, as well as play a part as an "aunt" to my yet unborn child. Now I know they dont have computers in heaven, but I know one thing Liz, keep a spot on your fire team open for me. We'll teach St. Peter how to low crawl, rush and roll, all that good stuff. Just know this, and this for her parents as well, the men and women of the 37th Security Forces Squadron, are just as proud, of your dedication to the fulfillment of freedom. We wish you were one of ours, but in the same respect, Goodfellow knows that they had something special with you. May you rest well in your peace with our father in heaven. Just keep the bar open for me in heaven when I get there.

The Security Forces Creed:

I am a security force member. I hold allegiance to my country, devotion to duty, and personal integrity above all. I wear my shield of authority with dignity and restraint, and promote by example high standards of conduct, appearance, courtesy, and performance. I seek no favor because of my position. I perform my duties in a firm, courteous, and impartial manner, irrespective of a person's color, race, religion, national origin, or sex. I strive to merit the respect of my fellow airmen and all with whom I come in contact.

The Security Forces Prayer:

Lord, you have called us to be guardians of a nation founded on your principles. Whatever our tasks as Security Police men and women, we do them to serve you and our nation. We are proud to accept the responsibility of this high calling. We dedicate ourselves to our vocation, and ask for guidance and courage in aiding our people to live with dignity, in safety and peace.
We know that true security comes from your presence, so we pray with the psalmist:
You bless those who obey you, Lord;
Your love protects them like a shield.
Use us, O Lord, as shields for your people, reflecting your security and peace."
A1C Christopher Branson of Lackland AFB, Texas

"October 2, 2005
To the Jacobson Family - Our family extends its deepest sympathy. My son attended Tech School with your daughter, and recently returned from Camp Bucca. I received a phone call early this morning from my son - informing me of the loss of your daughter, Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson. I am so sorry for your loss - I am equally proud of her. She defended her country and she will forever be among the list of those FREEDOM IS OWED! God Bless Elizabeth ~ Her time on earth was too short ~ Her memory will live forever.
"Defensor Fortis""
Karla Branson of Texas

"TO AVIATION 1ST CLASS ELIZABETH JACOBSON AND HER LOVING FAMILY.

HI MY NAME IS HAYLEY AND I BARELY KNEW YOUR DAUGHTER! BUT THE MOMENTS I SPENT WITH HER WERE BREATH TAKING. I LEARNED OF ELIZABETH TO BE A LOVING AND CARING PERSON THAT WOULD NEVER LIKE TO HURT ANYONE. SHE WAS A SOLDIER AND SOLDIERS ARE MY HEROES. I LOVE AND MISS ELIZABETH DEEPLY AND HOPE TO SEE HER SOMEDAY. WHEN I ENTER THE UNITED STATES ARMY I WILL MAKE SURE NOT TO FORGET YOU AND WILL REMEMBER THE GUIDE IN LIFE YOU WERE TO ME. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. TO COZ AND TO MR. AND MRS. JACOBSON MY DEEPEST THOUGHT GO OUT TO YOU AND I HOPE YOU GET OVER YOU LOSS AND NOT LET IT MAKE YOU WEAKER BUT ONLY STRONGER.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A PRAYER

"LORD, HOLD OUR TROOPS IN YOUR LOVING HANDS. PROTECT THEM AS THEY PROTECT US. BLESS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THE SELFLESS ACTS THEY PERFORM FOR US IN OUR TIME OF NEED. I ASK THIS IN THE NAME OS JESUS,.
AMEN.""
HAYLEY of WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

"My deepest sympathy for your loss. I was the first female Security Police officer at Tinker AFB in 1985 when they re-opened the field back up to women. Be proud of Elizabeth for what she represented. She is a hero. God bless you and your family"
Michelle Northrup of Midland, Michigan

"Thank you Elizabeth for protecting our country! You will forever have a place in my heart. God took two of the best! You and my beloved husband Steve, who was at your side. I know that Steve had a friend close by to travel with to Heaven! Thank you!"
Gwendolyn Morin of Arlington, Tx USA

"To AIC Elizabeth N. Jacobson:
Thank you for proudly serving our Nation. Not everyone understands your mission or your assignment, yet YOU and all of our troops are loyal to your nation and carry out your job with pride, determination and sacrifice. For that, I am forever grateful.
I regret I did not have an opportunity to meet you, yet you touched me by being an Angel to my daughter, for this too I am forever grateful. THANK YOU! I am sure your parents and family are very proud of you. God Bless You.
To Elizabeth's family: I'd like to extend my deepest sympathy to each of you. One of life's deepest sorrows is the loss of a loved one, I am sorry for your loss of a truly precious young lady. She touched many lives and through her accomplished work and loyalty, she served our country PROUD. Nothing will ever replace Elizabeth to you, please know that she taught all who knew her the meaning of life. May God comfort each of you as you grieve your loss."
Anna B. Ochoa of El Paso, TX

"Liz,
There are no words to express my sadness over your death, nor are there words to convey how PROUD we all are of you. To everyone who knew you, you were a bright spot, always with a smile and warm words, funny jokes, or a crazy comment. I wish I had gotten to know you better, but I will always have memories of the dorms and the talks we had when I would see you at the gate. You always knew what to say and when to say it. You supported me throughout my pregnancy, and helped me in any way you could; for that I am forever greatful. You died with honor, doing what you loved to do, and defending this great nation. For that, you will always have my respect, love, and gratitude. I salute you, Liz, for you are an example of what Airmen should strive to become. I miss you and hope to see you again one day, whether it be tomorrow or 20 years from now.
To Liz's family: I am sorry for your loss. She was a truly remarkable person, and I have never seen anyone with such love for life; she is a true patriot who laid her life on the line defending our country and fellow soldiers overseas. I hope you are proud of her, as the rest of us are, and we know that neither a purple heart or a bronze star will ever replace the angel you lost. God bless you and keep you, and you all are in my prayers."
A1C Erika A. Ochoa of Goodfellow AFB, Tx

"Liz,

All my love, my dearest: you will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters in arms here at Goodfellow, the good folks of San Angelo, and every American who loves freedom. I'll always treasure the hours spent in your company. They will be a treasure to me in the future. We will take care of parents, your sisters and your grandparents. As my angel figurine will forever be placed with you, you will always have a place in my heart, my angel. As you guard the gates of heaven, please look down on those who loved you. I know you were there today at your service, covering us with that smile that could liven a grinch's day. As we recover from our broken hearts, your memory will nurse us, comforting us as you always did and telling us not to worry; that we will meet again in a better world. Much love from your chaplain."
Chaplain Captain Jason L. English of Goodfellow AFB, TX

""REST in Peace dear soldier. We are so sorry -
VERY GRATEFUL for your service and willingness to help others find the freedoms we take for granted here.
A Montana family""

"Today, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, a memorial was held to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of A1C Jacobson. The base graciously opened its gates for anyone desiring to attend. The men and women of her unit honored A1C Jacobson in an unequalled manner, as only family could do. The theater was packed with her friends, comrades, spiritual leaders and people like me who did not even know her yet wanted to show their support. There was a State Trooper, several local police officers, firefighters and numerous civil service employees present. A contingency of Security Policemen from Dyess Air Force Base, some 90 miles away, traveled in the pouring rain to pay respects and work the various posts so her own unit members could attend the memorial service. All these things show the love and support the military, the community and Security Forces team have for one another. To all A1C Jacobson's comrades from the 17th SFS and Goodfellow Air Force Base, thank you for sharing your memories of this very special and gifted part of your lives with the rest of us."
A Grateful Citizen of San Angelo, Texas

"Elizabeth will not be forgotten. She made the ultimate sacrifice for something she believed in. She will forever be a hero to me!"
Gene McKasson of Colusa, CA. USA

"Last night I saw your daughter's death memorialized at the end of the Lehrer Newshour. The quiet, sensitive way in which Mr. Lehrer, and sometimes one of his associates, Gwen Ifill, Ray Suarez or Margaret Warner, announce that they are about to show the pictures of our lost servicemen and women, with names, and addresses, such as was done with Elizabeth, has always stirred me to stand up and come to attention as the pictures are, one-by-one, placed before us. Tears always come to my eyes... for them, and for you. Please accept my deepest, heartfelt, prayer of support."
Mark Jander, SFC, US Army (Ret.) of Gig Harbor, Washington

"To the family of A1C Elizabeth Jacobson, I am very sorry for your loss. My brother SSG Sean Huey was KIA on 11 Nov 04, I know the pain you are going through and I pray that you find the strength that you need to find your way through this. Please know that Elizabeth did not die in vain, and she will NEVER be forgotten. As a TSgt in the USAF I feel honored to have served with such a fine young lady.
Elizabeth, you are a true hero and I salute you for your service to this country and your bravery."
TSgt Colleen Garra of Pope AFB NC

"Mourn not the loss of this fine young woman, be grateful to have known her in her short walk on earth. Remember, a woman only dies, when she is forgotten. Deepest sympathy to Elizabeth's family. We pray that her beautiful memory will always bring you comfort."
Street-Taylor Family of Grafton OH in the Great USA

"Your final Guardmount has passed. With dignity and pride you stood your watch, as the words "Defensor Fortis" on your beret clearly told others your calling. You gave of yourself, until there was nothing more to give. Stand easy now from the gates of Heaven. Watch over your fellow Peacekeepers, no matter where they may be. Your sacrifice will live in the hearts and minds of your fellow Security Policemen, and a grateful Nation will never forget you. "No greater love has any person, than to lay down their life.""
A Retired Security Policeman of San Angelo, Texas

"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.
Our nations HERO, Elizabeth will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family of Eliza Jacobson: Our condolences to all of you. May your memories of the love and laughter shared by all with Eliza sustain you through these very difficult times.

We are the family of Branden Ramey, who died NOvember 8, 2004, in Lutifiyah, Iraq. We live in the Madera Ranchos area also, and would like to support you in any way possible. We just don't know how to get in touch with you. Please contact us if you would like us to come over and talk with you or if you need anything at all from us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy and Sandy Ramey (sandyramey@comcast.net)"
Randy and Sandy of Madera Ranchos, CA

"to the family of my friend jacobson,
me and her made it through boot camp and tech school together. we shared alot of memories together, i will always consider myself lucky to have known a person like her. she is missed and always will be."
Kimberly of Fairfield, Ca/US

"To the family and friends of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"You don't know me and I have never met your Elizabeth. I check the fallen soldiers to check if the brave young man who sat next to me on an airplane once and made such a fine impression on me isn't on the list. I think of him often and pray for his safety. I have an 8 yr old beautiful daughter who is an Elizabeth too. Something touched me when I saw your daughters name on this list. I can't imagine being in your shoes and I can hardly fathom that your brave daughter was only 13 yrs older than mine. I'm so very sorry for your loss and will keep your Elizabeth in my prayers. With sincere condolences , The Olson family - Minnesota"

"My heart goes out to Elizabeth and her family. I am a USAF SF member and she is a part of my FAMILY. May God Bless them!"
MSgt Nicholas W. Simms of Dyess AFB, Texas

"My deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter. She is truly a hero to all of us."
Randy Gibbs of Montrose, Michigan USA

"To the Jacobson Family; we as Security Forces give our deepest condolences for the loss of your daughter. We will miss our sister in arms. The sacrifice you as well as Elizabeth has made will never be forgotten. God bless you and God bless the United States of America."
of 407th ESFS (Tallil) Ali Base, Iraq

"Our Prayers are with you during you loss. May God be with you always."
Robert A. of Midwest City, OK

""There's no greater love than a man who lays down his life for another." 1 Corinthians 13.

A Sister has fallen in battle, and another Guardian Angel takes wing. You will not be forgotten Elizabeth.

Tim Suggs, Sgt. 2854 SPS Tinker AFB, OK
2854th Security Police Force Yahoo Group"
Tim W. Suggs of Birmingham, AL. USA!

"TO THE JACOBSON FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY! OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH ELIZABETH! ELIZABETH YOU ARE ONE VERY SPECIAL AMERICAN SOLDIER. RISKING EVERYTHING UNSELFISHLY FOR ALL AMERICANS AND ALL THOSE IN IRAQ! YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. AN TO ALL THOSE HEARTS YOU HAVE TOUCHED. EACH ONE HASW VERY PRECIOUS AND FOND MEMORIES SHARED WITH YOU. ELIZABETH THANK YOU FOR SERING OUR COUNTRY. AN FOE BEING A SISTER TO OUR SON GREGORY. ELIZABETH YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT SERVE TOGETHER HOLD A SPECIAL BOND. AN IT WAS THAT BOND, I DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY OF MY SON. FOR I KNEW YOU ALL COVERING AND WATCHING HIS BACK AS HE DID FOR YOU. ELIZABETH YOU ARE A HERO! HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS AMERICANS AND ONLY A HANDFUL. ANSWER THE CALLING TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY. WITHOUT YOU AND OTHERS TO DO THAT. WE T0DAY, WOULD NOT BE FREE NO LESS ENJOY ALL WE HAVE IN AMERICA! ODDLY, ALL THOSE THAT WANT TO KILL US. ALL COME TO AMERICA TO ENJOY FREEDOM AND LIVE WITHOUT FEAR. TODAY, SAME THAT HAVE ARE HERE FOR TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE FREE WORLD. ELIZABETH YOU HAVE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE. AS ONE TO JOIN FORCES. TO DEFEAT TERRORISM AND TO GIVE OTHER FREEDOM. WE LOST OUR SON LAST YEAR IN BALAD, IRAQ. MY TEARS FOR GREGORY STILL ROLL DOWN MY CHEEKS, NOT JUST FOR GREG, FOR ELIZABETH AND ALL OUR FALLEN SOLDIER'S. ELIZABETH YOU HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN! TO YOUR FAMILY I SUGGEST. TO REACH OUT TO YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED AFTER ELIZABETH. SO THAT THE COMMUNITY NEVER FORGET ALL ELIZABETH. HAS ACCOMPLIHED FOR HER COMMUNITY, STATE AND COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT TO MUCH TO ASK OF YOUR COMMUNITY. TODAY WE ARE STILL HONORING WWI. WWII. KOREAN AND ETC. WHY? NO REASON THEN NO ONE CARED! WE HAVE TO CARE AS LOVE ONE'S. SO THAT FALLEN SOLDIERS LIKE ELIZABETH ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND ALL THE TOMORROW'S."
leonard t wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Elizabeth Jacobson, 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 Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson:
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 Elizabeth for the sacrifice she has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She 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 Elizabeth, 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