I think of you often and miss you. You were a nice friend growing up, and you always had the kindest, most flattering things to say. Remember when you changed your name and made everyone call you Nikki? lol. To me, you'll always be Nikki. I wish that life didn't have to turn out like this and that we could be in touch now. I'll remember you fondly. Rest in Peace, friend.
Dear Sweet Pea, I know this has been a long time in coming. This is my first time writing as you well know. I don't know how to say goodbye and that I will see you again soon enough. I love you more than you will ever know. You are always in my thoughts and I think of you on a daily basis. I talk to Rainbow all the time. I just had a heart to heart with Anna about two weeks ago. I asked her if she thinks you have forgiven me and are proud of me. Thank you for saving my life. Thank you for telling on me. We are so much alike. We are head strong, stubborn and opinionated. We are also very sensitive, soft and vulnerable. We love life and we love people. Gram has always been my rock. Jen hasn't been around for awhile. I miss my Princess too. I don't want her to join you. I want to do for her what you did for me. When you left us I had a reoccurring nightmare and was running in my sleep into the closets and walls to try and stop the bomb from blowing up before I could get you out of the Hum-V. It always went off before I could reach you. You are with me always. Every time I look in the mirror, I see you. Every time I say my name, I see you. When my belly ring and Star of David came off I knew you were telling me to let you go, I just can't seem to. You will always be my baby girl. You know I will never give birth to a child but having you and Jen has helped complete me. I'm an empty shell. I need you. I love you always and forever
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (email@example.com) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, we served together at Camp Bucca. I remembered you as a bright young security forces airman. I worked in the pharmacy at Camp Bucca, and would see you from time to time working on your way in and out and wondered why such a bright young woman would do such a difficult job. I was a army sergeant at the time and was inspired by the Air Force Women and their work. Thank you for your inspiration, hope and protection.
Thank you for your service. You live in each one of us remaining, and we will never forget you.
I miss you everyday. I think Raheem waves at you often <3
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I did not have the honor to meet you but through your loving family's photos and memories,I feel like I have met you.
So sorry tho u had to go to heaven so young.
God Bless u and your family. love,Debbie
I will never forget and neither will all SF defenders! Your picture along with other fallen SF members are every where. Which reminds me " freedom isn't free" thank you for the ultimate sacrifice to our country! NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!
Remembering you on this special day.
Always in our hearts and minds.
Your birth date has left a legacy of eternal love, hope & friendship.
Thank you Elizabeth Jacobsen for your service and sacrifice you made for this Country.
I didn't sign into the book this year, but we had a wonderful visit with you; Aunt Beth, Rainbow with Raheem who is adorable, and me. It was quiet, but we talked about how much we missed you and your ways, good and bad. Mitch called and we talked for awhile, his birthday with this day still bothers him a lot so he likes to celebrate it late. Rusty posted on Facebook as did many, many of your friends. Dad & I talked he tries to keep a stiff upper lip, but he doesn't do too good hiding it from me. Michael Pemberton had a baby boy on the 27th. Anna always writes how much she misses you too, Know that I love and miss you so very, very much.
Its been 7 long years, yet it seems like it was yesterday. At least you are safe now and watching over us. With those there with you on that day we will never forget... EOW 28th Sept 2005
Always on my mind. A dog tag with your name rides with me everywhere I go in my truck and on Memorial, 4th of July, and Veteran's day around my neck. I light a candle for you several times a year. Your legacy will bless and haunt me always. Know you'll never be forgotten.
To the Jacobson family,
May the wonderful memories of your loved one provide solace for you during this difficult time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again in Paradise. John 17:3
I miss you every day! Wish Raheem could meet his mommy's best friend
You are missed greatly by many people any your story continues to live on and inspire others.
A1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson is now inscribed on the Walkway of Honor at East Hanover Town Square Park. The Mayor and Council plus East Hanover Girl Scouts placed blue glass beads and stones around her name representing the Air Force and their visit to honor her. The American Legion Honor Guard fired a volley and Taps was played. It brought tears to my eyes.
God Bless you Elizabeth.... Your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your Security Force brothers and sisters.
Thank you for you sacrifice Elizabeth and I know you sit on the right hand of GOD!
Elizabeth, I never had the chance to meet you in person but I did get to know you as a Fallen Floridian. You were the inspiration that fueled a congregation of 300+ to pay tribute to you and your fellow brothers and sisters. Each time I pull set up the tribute I make sure I find your cross and place the Star of David on it. You are my hero.
You are a warrior hero Airman Jacobson. May your sacrifice serve as a beacon of light to all. I salute you.
Thank you for serving our country!
Elizabeth deserves a candle light, gone but not Forgotten. Shed your tears for they are not invain neither for sadness but in loving memory of a love one. We all look for world peace. Please read (Ps 46:9,John 17:3)
Thank you for all that you gave for our country. I think of you often. I can tell that you were loved by many and I was very proud to carry your name and photo for the run.
Thank you for all you did for our country.
I was in camp bucca with A1C jacobson when her team relieved us. I met her and she worked with us a little until we left, she was excited to be there and about doing the job. The week to honor peace officers is coming soon... We will honor her along with all the SF who died in combat.... Thank again A1C Eliazbeth N. Jacobson for giving your life that we can still be free! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! All gave some, some gave all! You gave all and forever we will remember!
As I read the memorials that are left for you, tears always well up in my eyes that others think and remember you too. I miss you each and every day of my life. Love you!
oh Liz. im missing you alot these days. my baby shower is tomorrow and i can only imagine how much easier the planning would have been with your help. So many days i think about you being here when my baby is born and it just makes me sad. i miss you so much! i love you! and i still listen to our Moby song!
Thank you for your services.You gave all.
Went to Basic Training and Security Police Tech school withA1C Jacobson. She was always such a fun person to train with. She kept right up with the guys and often surpassed us. Was sad to see that someone I served with was no longer here anymore. You are more than just a name on a memorial wall. You are a friend and an inspiration to anyone that has ever served in the military. Thank you for your service.
Thinking of my sister in arms this holiday and wish you were here to celebrate with us.
You are in our thoughts each day. Thank you Elizabeth; the words seem so simple - gratitude is enormous. May God grant loving peace to all who love you so much and miss you even more.
It's 2012 and another year is starting. I miss you more each day and as each year goes by it still is hard to believe that you are not here with us.
Love and kisses, Gram
To the family and friends of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson:
Please accept my remembrance of Elizabeth on the anniversary of her passing and know that she will never be forgotten.
R.I.P. Elizabeth N. Jacobson
The Like of you will never be forgotten by those for whom you sacrificed your life for. God bless you and may you have an eternal life in heaven.
I had the honor of carrying Eliazbeth's name for the Run for the Fallen 5k today at Simmons Park in Florida.
I did not know Airman 1ST Class Elizabeth Jacobson, but my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. I thank her for serving in our country's military.
I have not forgotten! Chaplain LTC Jeffrey Jencks USAR
As as retired USAF member and former Security Policeman I am truly impressed by Elizabeth's service to this country. She is a hero and an inspiration to so many fellow service members. I would have gladly served alongside such a dedicated professional Airman. I have the utmost respect for her selfless service and know that she stands next to God as his Cop!
She will always be alive in the minds and hearts of people who knew her. I am truly sorry for your loss.
There's Not One Single Day That Goes By That I Dont Think About You! I Will Always Remember YOU and The 3 Months That We Shared and Served Together. I Pray Every Night For You and Your Family.
I an so sorry for your loss. May AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ELIZABETH N. JACOBSON rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that she is. My thoughts and prayers are with ELIZABETH AND YOUR FAMILY.GOD BLESS~ELIZABETH is not forgotten.
Your sisters graduated this week...Chana goes to Kindergarten, Mimi starts first grade in the fall and Dad finished his 1st year Internship. It was a week for celebration where you were missed. Piper your niece is growing in leaps and bounds and your sister Jennifer is being a real good mom. Your Aunt B, your friends Ricky, Elizabeth and Melissa, all miss you and remembered you on Memorial Day. You are an important part of our lives and we miss you. Love from Dad, Chana, Mimi, Jenna, Piper, Aunt Beth and of course Me...You are not far from our thoughts or our heart.
I deeply regret that I never was able to meet you in person - I look forward to meeting you in the afterlife. I am so sorry that you were taken from us at such a young age - but VERY PROUD that you decided to serve our country with so much pride and ability.
Spent time at your memorial today in Kuwait. You are missed Liz and will never be forgotten.
Saluting your veteran this Memorial Day.
May our fallen warrior Elizabeth rest in eternal peace. We will not let you be forgotten.
The US Submarine Veterans (Rhode Island Chapter), are remembering Elizabeth's service to this country, on this memorial day. Rest in peace, young patriot.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice that gave me freedom. It is appreciated and honored.
In memory of a fallen soldier who sacrificed her life for our freedom. R.I.P.
Missing you on Memorial Day Liz. Thank you for your positive attitude, ever present smile, and commitment to excellence in everything. We all miss you very much...COL Jim Brown, 18th MP Bde, Iraq 2004-2005.
While I never had the privalige of meeting Elizabeth I was deployed in Kuwait where she was. Eventhough I didn't know her it felt as though a family memember had been taken and again despite not knowing her, her memory has stuck with me. A true hero, and a fellow Airman who gave her life serving her country Elizabeth will never be forgotten.
B.Sult, Veteran USAF
Fellow comrade - you gave yourself for the protection of others - a sacrifice many are unwilling to make. You did it proudly and without hesitation. I was at Lackland while you were in Tech Training and the Security Forces Academy has you memorialized outside the same auditorium you graduated from. You are also included in the Security Forces CDC, so others that follow can remember you. Rest in peace and blessings to your family. We all know that Heaven is secure, with you guarding its entry
THANKS FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JACOBSON, REST IN PEACE.
To the Jacobson Family cherish the memory of your love one.
I was one gun truck in front of her that day, I will never forget that moment. What a good hearted friend I met in Iraq. God Bless
SSG Jonathan Flores
So sorry for you loss, We will remember her in our prayers.I spent 25 years in the Army 1968-1993 and loss many friends and 3 cousins in Viet-Nam and 1 nephew in Afghanistan.
There is no greater sacrifice an individual can make than to give Their life for the liberty and freedoms of others. God Bless you Elizabeth Jacobson.
~Dennis Briordy (SP 1989-1993) Goodfellow AFB
It is a privilege everyday to pass under the gate that is dedicated to honor you for your bravery, dedication and selflessness. May God Bless you and your family.
Thank you for your service. We HONOR you always!
This Memorial Day, I am remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I am so grateful for your loved one's service.
May God Bless and rest your soul and comfort your loved ones.
Heaven is a little saver as A1C Jacobson tastes her post as the Gates...
Dear Elizabeth, I served 12 years (82-94)as a Air Force K-9 handler....Though I never had the honor or privilege of serving with you I thank you for you dedication and the ultimate sacrifice. Take Care of heaven for us Blue Beret. God Bless...
As a former member of the 17 Security Police Squadron, Goodfellow AFB from 1993-1995; my heart is deeply saddened for your sacrifice. My prayers go out to your family for their irreplaceable loss. Rest easy Airman you have served your country well and your legacy will not be forgotten!
God bless u and ur family, I was a K-9 SP at Goodfellow AFB, TX....we honor our fallen sisters and brothers..may god ease your pain and we thank you and your family for the service and sacrifice Elizabeth made for this nation,
Dear family and friends of airman 1st class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, My name is Debora and I didnot know Elizabeth but I am so very sorry that she got killed. May God bless her and he family.
Left for my friend, Liz, on the day she always wanted to see. Another one of the individuals responsible for her death got exactly what he deserved this week. Liz is always with me and tonight, I'm pouring one for her! God Bless Liz and all the men, women and children lost in the war on terror. None of them are ever forgotten.
I hope today brought you peace knowing that osama bin laden was killed by fellow soldiers and brought justice to 9-11-01. God bless and you are never forgotten
God bless you Elizabeth. I am a fellow Security Forces member and I am choosing to conduct my Airman Leadership School AF Heritage speech on you and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I also mentioned to my instructors that it is unacceptable that the Heritage lesson has not been updated including your name. They ensured me it would be taken care of. Rest in peace. NEVER forgotten.
And thank you SO much to another Hero, Brian Kolfage, for making this page. I was taken back by your story in our Heritage course. Thank you for your extreme dedication to the USAF. God bless you!
There are no words that can express this day. I miss you more as time goes by than I can tell you. Your dad & I sat here tonight just talking about what a wonderful, willful and at times, difficult stubborn child you were. No, honey, we didn't love you any less. We got to sing your praises and remember the good as well as the bad times. You are a very important part of our lives and we love to remember those days. The only thing that would make it better, is if you were here with us today. Your sister Chana shares your birthday and though she only knows you by name, some day she will know all about you and the hero that you were. Today we are having a Day of Silence just to remember you with your friends. They will lift a beer in your honor and also remember the good times. Til we meet again, take care of those friends. Now that you have Aunt Marion and Uncle Charles you guys behave yourselves. Love you so very much. Gram
3 years ago, On March 26th - I called your grandmother for the first time. I told her that your friend from Lackland had just witnessed the birth of his daughter. She said, "It's Elizabeth's birthday." I told her, "I know, and now it was my granddaughter's birthday too." My son gave his newborn daughter your name... We treasure the bond with your family; oh how they miss you. You protected this nation, it cost you your life. I never knew you as my son did, but your bravery, service and sacrifice was your final gift to your country. We honor your memory. March 26th will alway be so special and a date we will be able to share with your family for all the years to come. G-d Bless the Jacobson Family & G-d Bless Elizabeth.
Tomorrow as I prepare to give my first speech at NCOA, I want to share and let you know that Elizabeth will be one of my examples of outstanding Enlisted members who have done great things for the War on Terror.
Thank you A1C Jacobson for protecting our family back home.
- SSgt Leandro Victoria
Many times i passed through the gates at Goodfellow and she was posted there, working traffic, very professional and always smiling, rest well AIC Jacobson
Thank you Airman Jacobson for serving and protecting our country.
Thank you for your courage and bravery Airman First Class Jacobson.
Thank you Airman First Class Jacobson for your loyal service to this country. Godspeed!
I served with Elizabeth at Ali Al Salem Air Base and rode some convoys to Bucca. Her loss came as a shock to so many of us...she will be missed by many. G-d Bless.
david just want to wish u a personal Hashem yenachem... i know the years going by do not ease the pain of loss very much... i'm sure u think about it every single day... may Hashem comfort u among the mourners of tzion v'yerushalayim... be well and G-d bless... miss u buddy... moshe parry
oh, Liz. There isnt a day that goes by that i dont think of you. And even more so recently. I am getting married in 6 days and the thought of you not standing with me makes me so sad....but i know you'll be there with me. I just wish I could hug you. Im lucky because you introduced me to Danielle and she is here for me a whole lot, but i ask myself all the time if Im selfish because Id still rather you be here with us, or if Im a bad friend to her because I still say you are the best friend ive ever had...she really is my best friend too. Liz, I just really miss you and i love you. I know ill see you again! Love,
Elizabeth, you served admirably and are missed immensely. God bless you and all who fight for our freedom and liberty.
Elizabeth, As we end another year and start 2011, I sit here and think how much I miss you and wish you were here to see your little sisters grow up. They are adorable, and Chana is the spitting image of you. Mimi could be a duplicate of Jen. What a wonderful family you have and we all miss having you here with us. You may be gone in body, but you are here with spirit each and every day. You will never be forgotten. You are missed by so many and their love for you never diminishes.
I love you my wonderful granddaughter and you will always be in my heart.
I finished my enlistment at Edwards AFB as a SSgt in 1984 and began patrolling CA freeways--AF blue gave way to California tan. Air Force girls have always been the most beautiful no less in heart. The Air Force was just a year to late---without the joy of women, there was no reason to hesitate. So as I bid farewell, it was not my turn to be amongst those that fell. Our war was cold. Your war was hot. May your story forever be told of how your sacrifice more freedom brought.
God bless Elizabeth and all our young men and women who put their lives on the line daily for our and the worlds freedom.
May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers for Elizabeth and all our young men and women who put their lives on the line daily for our and the worlds freedom. God bless all of them.
Jacobson... We were on Team 5 together for a short time.. I still remember us talking after you got washed back because of Team TDY!! I miss you. You are an inspiration to all cops. I am CATM for the 343rd now and all the students know who you are. I wish your life didn't end so shortly, you were so cool and so fun to talk to! We miss you!
Our prayers for you and all service members will continue forever.......
My name is Virginia Castro (aka Ginny Brown). Elizabeth was my little sisters best friend in the Madera Ranchoes. Jennifer was one of my great friends. (Jen where-ever you are: find me on facebook) Elizabeth was highly energetic and I think of her often. I wonder how her family is doing and if you read this, you are continually in my prayers. I randomly ran into Elizabeth at Fashion Fair Mall when she told me she was in the military and she told me she was going away. I gave her a big hug and told her my prayers will be with her. A few months later I saw the article in the paper that she had left this world. My heart sank and I knew I would have to make the phone call to my sister. I couldnt believe she was gone. It is still hard for me to believe. I have pictures of little Elizabeth when she was a little girl. I still can hear her little raspy voice. :) I thank you Elizabeth for fighting for my freedom. May you rest in sweet peace with the Lord. Many prayers always for your family.
May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to the Jacobson family. SrA Legg, 4th Security Forces Squadron, SJAFB, NC.
My daughter was stationed at Goodfellow and spoke of Liz' fondly,considered her a friend,and misses her to this day.As I do. As a father/grandfather,i feel for the loss of all of our young,she touched the lives of many.5 years and i will not forget.
My Best to her Family
REST IN PEACE! From a former SECURITY POLICEMAN
MI BABY ~ IT IS STILL SURREAL THAT YOU ARE GONE BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MI HEART AND I LOVE U TOO *GRAMS* wE MISS U BABY
I remember seeing Jacobson a few times even though we never actually met , i had a crush on her.I was on the convoy with her that day, just didn't know what happened at the time, I remember her pulling dfac guard a few times and remembering her incredible smile, she mad everyone smile, her passing made a huge impact on me , I was a young soldier then, it saddened me to know I could not see her again! I miss u Liz.
I knew Liz when my husband was stationed at Goodfellow ,I worked at Lodging and would see her smiling face every day either at the Gate or lodging's little store we have .I keep her coin close to me always.Miss you Liz .
I was on that 13 man team with Liz. I was one of her good friends! I miss her so much, and I know she is watching us from above!!!
its a shame such a fine youn lady in the prime of her life, did not know her but read about her on Ted Whitlocks page my best to the family a old AF redhorseman you rest in peace.
We will always remember your sacrifice !
Rest in peace your sacrifice will never be forgotten Defender.
even though i only knew you for a short time u still bring a smile to my face when i think about you.you will never be forgotten!!
Though I wasnt by you graveside this 28th Sept, I was there in my mind. I really enjoyed getting to see and meet your family this past week. Florida was a new experience for this Texas boy. Finally saying goodbye right there by your side was a lot taken off my shoulders. Though I finally said goodbye, I will never forget you. There has been some hard time the past five years, some I thought I would never get through. So I say to you, Happy Sept 28th. It was this day that you made it home to Heavan. Just like earth, I am sure heavan is a much better place with you in it. I love you and miss you forever.
Oh Elizabeth... You left much too soon, and you are missed by so many... so much. Sleep well... one day we will meet. Earthly sorrow will then become glory everlasting.
My little sister....Although I was not at your memorial you are in my heart now and forever. Thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your service, thank you for bringing some light to this earth. God bless you.
I remember when you taught SFC Reyes Science and in turn he would teach you Spanish....its been 5 years and we will never forget the Sacrifice you made...I miss you and know all the others do that were there with us in Iraq....RIP Liz you are a true Hero/Warrior
Your Memorial Service where you were once again honored for your service was amazing. Mitch & Heidi Stein flew in from Germany, John Harper, Bobby Pullin, Rusty Weatherby from your team were here from Goodfellow. My granddaughter, you were honored by all. So many friends and relatives came to show that you will never be forgotten, today may be the anniversary of your death and you are especially remembered, but you should know not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Your sisters (the little ones) say how much they love you each and every day, and the big one is as proud of you as she was the day you joined. Your Aunt B and Dad talk about you all the time because you mean so much not only them, but everyone. Mom went to a dedication at Travis and so many friends wrote on Facebook. Honey, I miss you and although you may be in a better place, I'd rather you were here. G-d Bless.
To the family and friends of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson:
Remembering Elizabeth on the anniversary of her passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
I'll never forget your beautiful smile and friendly wave as I entered Goodfellow AFB's South gate each morning. Sorrow and grief hung over the entire base endlessly after the news of your death. That sorrow was eventually replaced by enormous pride among those of us who knew you--even folks like me who only knew you slightly. We're proud of your guts, your dedication to your country and your willingness to stand up in her defense. Now when I drive through the gate and see your bronze memorial, I'm reminded of that pretty young gate guard with the beautiful smile. We'll never forget you, gal. Rest in peace, dear, God bless you.
USAF Civilian, Ret.
I don't know you but tears are falling from my eyes as I read your memorial...I will pray for you and your family my sister Airman.
254 RHS TSG Sablan
Young Defender,I am so honored to sign you guest book and saddened that you made the ultimate sacrifice.You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Old Defender,Air Policeman,1962
I am a Viet Nam Security Forces veteran and I am sure you are sleeping a heros sleep and to anyone who reads this..A Veteran is not Dead until they are forgotten,..NEVER FORGET !
I salute you and feel honored because I have walked with heros
You were and always will be my best friends,,,(Cali) everyday before school and after you were there i miss you everyday and i will make sure your sacrifice for our freedom isn't forgotten. My son will grow up knowing is Aunt Cali through me and he will know what an amazing friend and person you were...i miss you and love you Liz Davis
You will always be remembered as a true SF hero.
I still think of you from time to time. It was never the same walking around the dorms and not running into you. You were one of the nicest people I ever met while in the military. You always had a smile on your face and were always ready to start up a conversation with someone and cheer them up.
I get choked up still when I think back about how you stopped and asked me about my deployment. You told me you were going to Iraq and starting to get nervous. I told you it was cake and not to worry about it and that you would be home in no time at all. That was the last time I ever talked to you.
I think most people on this earth forget what it is to be human. Most people I have encountered in my life are selfish and uncaring... But you Liz... You were a real friend. You are still missed.
Rest in Peace my fellow Airman and Security Policewoman. If it were not for individuals like you keeping our country free, we would not be where we are today. May you never be forgotten
My name is Cpl Dan DeBonville USMC. I am an Iraq Vet and got out 08/2004.
I took part in a walk at lake hollingsworth in lakeland, FL called warrior walk 2010. this walk was to honor all of our service members who have given the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afganistan.
I wanted to know who was behind the face in the picture I carried during the memorial walk.
I want to say thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in Peace
Ma'am, I am sincerely grateful for your noble sacrifice in defense of our country. May Kami-sama grant you eternal peace.
C/SMSgt Mark Collazo, TX-20015 MTNCO and alumni
New Braunfels, Texas
Rest In Peace, fellow Airman. I cannot thank you enough for your sacrifice. It's people like you that make this country a wonderful place. May you never be forgotten.
I provided security at Goodfellow AFB during Airman Jacobson's funeral. I was a Staff Sergeant stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting you, you have touched the lives of everyone who wears the blue beret. Defensor Fortis!! May you rest in peace.
Thank you young patriot for your service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. Freedom certainly isn't free.
Hey honey! I wanted to let you know that you have made such an impact on my life and how I live it. I live every moment to the fullest and you are always in my thoughts everyday. I wanted to let you know that I am having a flag flown for you here in Afghanistan and it will be sent to your family. You are missed everyday but even though it's almost been 5 years, I can still picture your crazy smile and it makes my heart smile because I know that you are looking over me. I love you like a sis!
It was an honor to serve with you. I enjoyed the short amount of time we shared together at camp Bucca and think of you often. Rest in peace
Words cannot express how much I miss you. I love you with all of my heart.
You are being remembered today and thought of everyday. Thank you for serving this great nation. My favorite quote now reminds me of you,"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself". I hope that Americans today remember that Memorial Day is more than a Federal Holiday. It is more than a paid day off. It is more than the unofficial beginning of summer. It is more than an opportunity to barbecue with friends. Memorial Day commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while serving in the military. So I raise my glass to you Liz, the words THANK YOU will never be enough but it is all I have and a promise that you will never be forgotten.
A grateful American.
Another Memorial Day and my thoughts are with yours and Sgt Morin's family. You'll both be with us - the Bucca Family - forever.
Rest in Peace.
Thanks for you sacrifice. I am a newley re- enlisted troop, I will always remember what you have done for use all. I will serve in the honor of all who have given all they could.
Elizabeth, I never met you until this year while I was working on a Memorial Display for all of the Floridian soldiers killed in action. It was an honor to place your cross with the star of David in the yard of my church.
Blessings to you and your family.
Jim Vandebleek, St. Petersburg, Florida
I am almost done with my first deployment in here Kuwait. There hasnt been a day that I havent thought about you and wondered how awesome it would have been to know that you are home waiting for me to come home. I am assigned to the 586 AEG..the Group you were assigned to while at Camp Bucca! We have a memorial for you in our building that I pass everyday....to see your name and serve where you have is def a honor. I can only say thank you for everything you did!! You are a great friend and I will always love you!!!!
god bless. R.I.P defender
You are in our prayers. My wife was a WAF. We got married in the USAF and will celebrate 35 yrs. in July. Thank you for what you gave for our freedom. God Bless you and your family...David and Marcia Stanley...Columbia,SC...
Everyone that is in the US Air Force and mainly the Security Forces are missing Rest in peace Jacobson
7TH SFS Dyess AFB
Thank you for your sacrifice to our country, as a fellow defender i hate to see our own fall. In your honor I am writing my speech about you for ALS the enlisted heritage portion. Thank you again for your ultimate sacrifice, my you never be forgotten and may you rest in eternal peace. My prayers remain with your family as well as all of the families that feel the effects of a loved one being sacrificed to keep out country free. God Bless the USA
Everytime someone passes through the South Gate at Goodfellow AFB which displays your name, likeness and summary of your life, they should be reminded what the term "personal sacrifice" means. It is a humbling feeling. You will never be forgotten.
God Bless. Rest in peace.
A retired 17 SPS "Peacekeeper"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY... I love you and miss you
Thoughts of you Always Sister In Arms,Defensor Fortis to infinity and beyond.USAF Vietnam Veteran Security (The"Cops)Police.A Defender of the Force from 1964-1972.SSgt James R.Hearst.
Happy Birthday Liz! Miss you and think of you every single day!
Mitch (Afghanistan) and Heidi (Germany)
No words can ever express the love and admiration so many of us share for some one so young and dedicated to the service of her fellow country men and women, as to lay down her life for theirs.
No words of condolence can ever fill the emptiness in the hearts of Liz's family and friends who continue on with strength and pride in her memory. Yet love is not something that fades or dies, and it is through her undying love that she will always live on with those who knew and loved her.
I am sure that all of us who ever wore the Blue Beret will in our own way always share the loss of each of our fallen comrades and Liz will always be a shinning light their among them. I'm sure that where her spirit is now, in a much better place, she continues to look down on those she loved and all her comrades still carrying on the tradition that she held so near and dear to herself.
God bless you Liz and keep you until we can all stand guard mount with you again someday.
My prayers go out to the family of A1C Jacobson, she will not be forgotten.
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Thoughts and Prayers always...
Michael S. Thomas, MSgt USAF (Retired)
Security Forces Supervisor
I want to express my sincere condolences on the death of a brave and honorable woman. May god bless you. I will say a prayer for you. SSgt Marcelain and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you in haven. TSgt Vidot & Family.
However brief I knew you I always considered you a friend, beyond the uniform. You will never be forgotten.
Heidi and I think about you every day! I was in Iraq from 28 Sep 07 - 26 Mar 08, I know by those dates that you were/are my guardian angel! This year Heidi was in Iraq and I am in Afghanistan with Rusty and Hilary, so I know you are extra busy watching all of our backs. I wear your dog tag on my wrist and talk to you from time to time. I know you are listening because sometimes I get a feeling that you are talking back in your own way. I know I might sound crazy but I see things and know they are NOT just coincidences but rather you answering my questions. You left a lot of people behind that care so much about you, I never thought in a million years when we were doing our squadron PT together, celebrating your 21st B-day with "red headed sluts" your favorite drink or standing post together that you would be gone a few months later. There are so many things left unsaid and undone! Remember when your dad got jacked up by our own cops? Ha ha you were so mad! I'll leave you with this promise Liz; as long as I am alive I will tell your story with pride and will never ever let your memory slip away!! You are my hero!
It is with the utmost respect that I say "Thank you" for your dedication and the sacrifice you made in the fight for the freedom of others. Your name will go down in history with all those who you've joined on the other side of the battle field where there is no war.
So much respect for her and her family...never realized how close a fellow SF member lived by me in Florida.
I am so sorry for your lost...
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Liz, I think about you all the time and miss you more and more as the days go by. I carry your coin in my wallet as a constant reminder that my friend - my awesome, beautiful, caring, HILARIOUS friend - made the ultimate sacrifice not just for herself and her family but her entire country. Selflessness and courage at their finest, if you ask me. You were an amazing woman and I wish I'd had more opportunities to tell you that before you were taken away. You are in my heart forever! <3
To Sandra & Cos - I'm sure you know this but I just want to reinforce the fact that despite any clashes that may have occurred as a teenager in high school in a new town, Liz held you both in the highest regards and loved you more than you could ever know. You were her role models and she strived to be as successful, generous and caring as you. Your love and guidance helped shape her into the woman that we are all so proud of. Thank you.
I served with Liz at Goodfellow and although I didn't know her well, I'll always remember one thing about her. Every morning she was at the gate she greeted me like we were old friends. Sometimes traffic was slower and we'd exchange a few words, but no matter my mood when I got in my car, I was always in a better mood after seeing Liz. Thank you for that...To everyone who loved her and made her that way.
I never knew her but I am proud of her sacrifice and proud to be serving the United States Air Force along with her memory. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. God bless.
God's blessings with you and your family always. It is an honor to be a part of a career field that includes individuals of your quality and dedication to service.
Mark Lucas, SMSgt(ret),
366 SPS/7160 SPF
My dad was a member of the air force security police group he served for four years then he left. Thank you so very much for your service to your country
Hey my dad was a air force security police officer during the vietnam war he was a sergant. I am very truly sorry about you and thank you for serving our country
Elizabeth, it's great seeing you again! Your sister and I were just talking about you.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Elizabeth, I know that you are in the company of heroes!
Your story is amazing, and I look up to you.
Rest in Peace, Elizabeth.
I never knew you until today, when I stood by your grave at the Wreaths Across America wreath laying ceremony today. I said a prayer for your family and asked for a special blessing on them. Thank you for your service.
Chanukah is not the same without you.
I have no words that I could say.... wow
Today Elizabeth is once again on my mind. I am waiting for a phone call to say my son has successfully left Bucca for his 3rd and final deployment to that base.
Everyday he was out there, you came to my mind , Elizabeth. As we will all celebrate the lights of Chanukah together, I will think of you as the candles glow.
Your memory will always be of a blessing.
Another South Florida mother of a Jewish Airman proudly serving their country.
Thank you for making this beautiful website! I send the link to this site everytime I hear someone say "oh women dont do anything in the military." As a female service member we ALL put our lives on the line, nothing changes because of our gender.
My husband was a MTI at Jacobson Complex on Lackland AFB,TX 319 TRS. He brings her up to every once in a while to remind ourselves that women do fight and women do give their lives.
All gave some & Some gave All.
Elizabeth, thank you for your sacrifices to our great country.
Jade & Joseph Cabrero
My daughter, Amanda Noelle Mills just received the Elizabeth N. Jacobson award at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. In my heart, I always new she was special and would go on to do great things. A1C Jacobson had set the bar high; and Amanda is following her extraordinary commitment to her country and fellow Airmen. As her Guardian Angel, Elizabeth, I know you will protect her and inspire her to do great things. I thank you for your service to our country; your love of life and freedom; and for making the ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget you and know you are at peace in a beautiful place. I look forward to meeting you when it is my time. Love, Sharon A. Bacinsky
My son has just recieved (13 Nov 09)the Elizabeth N. Jacobson award at Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs. I am so honored and proud to know that I have such an extrodinary son and that he has been awarded such an honor. He served in Afghanistan from Dec. 2008 to June 2009. Though it was the longest 6 months of my life I now realize just how dedicated he is to serving his country. My son will wear this award with the same honor and dedication for the reason it became to be. To all service men and women I thank you. I'm so proud to be american and have such the honor to have my son serve this amazing country. Thank you all.
My son has just recieved (13 Nov 09) the Elizabeth N. Jacobson award in Incirlik, Turkey. In research to understand more about the award, I have read extensively about you. You obviously represent the best of the USAF and are a genuinely wonderful person. I will remain forever greatful for you and your family's sacrifice. As a former USAF member and stationed at Goodfellow in 1971, I plan to make that excursion to visit the south gate. With much respect and appreciation.
I am inspired by your story and courage! After learning more about you and seeing your pictures, I feel compelled to share your story with others. I see a little bit of you in the Airmen I meet daily and I want them to know your heroic tale.
I will ensure the new Airmen I meet will learn about you; I’m sure you will inspire them to do great things in the future!
You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Dear Elizabeth and Family/Friends,
I am a proud Security Forces member. I never got the chance to meet you but you are very much missed. While I was deployed in Kuwait, Iraq last year I was honored by being awarded for the impact I made on my flight on your behalf. At the time I wasn't familiar with who you were or your story, which I am very much ashamed to admit. To hear your name now brings tears to my eyes and joy in my heart. Thank you for your sacrifice, your love and your spirit. I will always remember you!
Hello. On this Veteran's Day 2009, I am writing to say thank you for your Service and Sacrifice. God Bless.
Hello. On this Veteran's Day I reflect on all the brave men and women who have served and are serving. My own son and his wife are stationed in Iraq at this time. I pray every day that they are safe. I am part of a group of women who are making craft projects in memory of fallen Service Members. I chose Elizabeth's name from the list of names for several reasons. My father is a retired Air Force fighter pilot, I was in the Air Force myself, my ex-husband is retired from the Marine Corps and our son is in the Air Force. Some of my co-workers have been deployed on and off during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. I want to thank Elizabeth and her family for her service and sacrifice, and let her family know that she is not forgotten.
I am nearing completion of the memorial project, which is a cross stitch of an angel, wearing a red, white and blue gown and other adornments. I need to get in touch with Elizabeth's family so that I can arrange delivery of the project to them. If anyone knows how to get in touch with Elizabeth's family, please email me at email@example.com Information about the project can be found at Yahoo Groups "American Soldier Memorial Project". This is not spam. It is a genuine memorial project. Please email. I am looking forward to corrsponding with someone from Elizabeth's family.
Your story/life brought tears to my eyes. I am very proud to continue to serve on your behalf. Your sacrifice for what you believed in will never be forgotten and this I promise you! This Veteran's Day is dedicated for heros such as yourself. God Bless you Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson.
MSgt Rogelio Vivero, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing
Happy Veterans day. I have met some of the guys that were with you that day, they are still having a time with what happened. Today I reflect on all the friends that I have lost in this war. You all make me so proud to be an AF Cop. Yes, Cop because that is what we are. Continue to look out for us as we continue our mission here on earth. Thank you for your service.
Liz, Today we honor you and our fellow brothers and sisters. MSgt Kawas, SrA Kolfage, myself and others still honor you and remember you in our hearts. Its unbelieveable its been 4 years but we all made it remembering all the silly pranks we pulled on you and you keep your smile. God bless you and your family. Keep an eye on our troops over there especially some of our old gang are back there now. I miss you and one day we all meet and wipe out some brain cells. LEST WE FORGET.
Veterans Day 2009-YOUR DAY. I can not thank you for the sacrafice you made on the behalf of the people of the United States of America. Many people will forget but I will always remember-I PROMISE-
Y O U A R E M Y H E R O !
I find myself in Minot now after Germany and Iraq and have talked to people who were with you in Bucca. I never hear anything but wonderful things about you. I was told how badly you fought to get on convoys because you wanted to do more than just sit in the towers. Ever since I heard about you, before I even went to basic, I was inspired and it still makes me proud to be Security Forces. SF have to put up with a lot of stuff but always get the job done. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. And again thanks to her family for supporting her. You are a hero to many. God bless.
We cannot imagine the pain and hurt you must feel. Having two sons in the war, one at Bucca at this time (Airman Cameron Ellis), his mother and I want to let you know we pray for all the warriors and the families of the fallen. My the God of Abraham bless and keep you.
Just stopping by to pay my respects to a friend. I remember your happy/sometimes sarcastic personality, I am honored to have gone through tech school with such a special outlook on life, and though our conversation when you first got to bucca was short lived you still made me laugh. I went by the Jacobson Complex at Lackland and you will be truly missed, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Elizabeth you will be in a special place in my heart forever. I will always remember you and I will see you sister when our paths cross once again.
MSgt Dufresne, USAF, Security Forces
Come to pay my respect to a Airmen who died for our country. going to try and come on every March ans September to say some thing
Your service will never be forgotten.
A remembrance ceremony and prayer was held here at Camp Bucca (887 ESFS) on Monday 28 September 2009.
I am deeply humbled by the sacrifice given by A1C Jacobson. As an Air Force veteran of 20 years, I am deeply saddened by her loss. It is a constant reminder of the sacrifices Airmen make for the freedoms most take for granted. May she rest in peace, and may God bless her loved ones.
Well, I made it through another Sept 28. You know they dont get any easier. Stand high in your tower and keep an eye on us down here. Luv ya and miss ya.
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."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Thinking of you on this day. Can't believe it's been 4 years since Bucca. The 586 SFS and your friends will never forget you.
God Liz its been 4 years since the world lost a great person.I will never forget you.God bless you and your family.
Today I was reminded why SFS members do what we do and I personaly want your family to know that we love them, and may GOD bless them.
I wish there was something I could say to bring you back, but I know that can't be. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that I honor you. My prayers go out to you and your family. You'll always be in the hearts of everyone you touched. I am blessed to have been deployed with someone of your caliber. They are getting ready to close down Camp Bucca. Hopefully they have a memorial there for you for all to see the sacrifices we make over there. Thank you. -Caleb
Baby, you are on my mind each and every day and more yesterday than ever. Tears for all that lost their lives on that drastic day and the fact that because of 9/11 you entered the service and gave up your life defending this Country. You are truly missed, not just by your family, but friends of the AFSFA and all those that are serving, and or will serve. You have been an inspiration to many and they have expressed their feelings here in your Guest Book. You will continue to be an inspiration to many and maybe that is the reason that you had to give your life, but I sure wish you were here celebrating life with us each and every day. I miss you so.
Love you, Gram
Liz, you are remembered every day. We tell your story to all our new security forces members that inprocess here. You are missed.
Hi. I posted on January 10th, 2008. I'm reposting to honor Elizabeth and let her know that she played a huge impact on my decision to become a Marine. She showed amazing courage and I will do the same. I want to deticate my service time to her. When Im a Marine I will hold her very close to my heart.
I miss you Liz!!! The world is missing out on a great person. I wish you were still here. I'll never forget you giving me my first dip(yuk)but I'm glad it was you. I wish you were still here and on this deployment with me, It would have been fun. i love you much my Little Big Sister!!!
I have a daughter,23yr.
Your life here was short,I am sad.
But you did more than most men,
I thank you Elizabeth.
Elizabeth, Although I did not know you personally, I just want to say that your service to this country is both incredible courageous and honorable and you are a hero in my eyes.
I just ran across this memorial tonight and I am totaly wiped out that I never knew about this Brave Woman before now. I am retired USAF spent 78-83 years in Security Police in National Guard and AF Reserve. I have a daughter over there right now in Iraq. My condolences to the family that made this sacrifice of their daughter for American Freedum. God bless you and your daughter.
TSgt Ralph A. Wasche,Retired USAF
A coin forum poster has AIC Elizabeth Jacobson imbedded into his signature line. I queried this to that Air Force Security Airman and he said for me to do a simple Google search and I'd find this tribute page.
I was saddened by the fact that this young American gave the ultimate sacrifice so that others can remain free...my condolences to the family and to the friends of this courageous individual.
SSgt. United States Air Force (68/72)
You will now have rest & peace forever in you Heavenly Father's arms! Thank you for your service to our great country.
Sgt.James (Jim) Wilds
Elizabeth, thank you for your service and the sacrifice that you and so many more have made to keep our great nation safe and free. MSgt Jerry Canady, Ret, USAF
Elizabeth, thank you for your service and the sacrifice that you and so many more have made to keep our great nation safe and free. MSgt Jerry Canady, Ret, USAF
Our family just sponsored an American Flag in Elizabeth's name at the Healing Field of Honor in Ogden, UT. We are FL natives and an Air Force Family currently stationed at Hill AFB. Our prayers are with your family.
Elizabeth, we are doing a placard for you at our ALS schoolhouse here at Aviano. I was surprised as to how many people didn't know you so I'm passing the story on. You gave it your best and that's what motivates me the most. Taking whats thrown at you and keeping your head up. At ease Airman!
A1C Jacobson, I just wanted to say thank you for your service and your sacrifice to our great nation. You do not have to worry any more, we can take it from here!
TSgt J. Cartwright
122nd Security Forces Squadron
Ft. Wayne, In.
Just a note to let you know you are thought of daily. I know you are watching over us and keeping us safe. I tell your story to all my new troops so that they know where the bar is set. Our career field needs more like you.
God bless you and your family, Elizabeth. Rest assured, you are not forgotten and your sacrifice was not in vain.
I know it has bneen a while since you were lost and you don't really know who I am. I am a retired TSgt Security Policeman form vietnam. I know what it is like to loose someone close and a fellow Security Forces Person. Liz is always a part of my life and heritage because of her ultimate sacrifice so young in life. Bless you Liz for being you, may God hold you in his arms forever.
Im sorry I didnt come by and actually contribute and show you my gratitude before now. You are the true meaning of what the United States Constitution and United States Air Force mission shows. I salute you as a true airmen, true defender, and true airman's creed. God Bless Elizabeth
SSgt Brandon D. Abby
100 Security Forces Squadron
RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
I feel for the Jacobson family. I myself have not suffered a loss but my wife is a member of the Security Forces, she herself has been deployed to Iraq 3 times, one of which was camp Bucca. I also have a sister that is with the Security Forces. Thank you Elizabeth and god bless.
366th Civil Engineering Squadron
Mtn. Home AFB
I was Elizabeth's MTI at AF BMT (TSgt Chris Banks)..she was "one of the good ones"..prayers go out to her family.
First I would like to say thank you for your and Elizabeth’s sacrifice. I did not have the honor of knowing her, but I promise she will not be forgotten. I was on my way to Camp Bucca, and was in Kuwait the day of the attack. We were told that night we had lost one of our own. It was a blow to all of us. It was the first time in my career that I truly understood what military family meant. I had never seen so many people give their thanks, respect, love and prayers to someone they had never met, as we all had done that night and as I continue to do now. I only was fortunate to hear about her through those who knew her once I got to Camp Bucca, and I really wish I would have known her personally. She will be deeply missed. Her sacrifice will not be in vein. She gave everything to protect the freedom we all have a privilege of sharing. I am proud to be in her company and I will continue to honor her memory through my own actions as a fellow beret wearer. I pray that God keeps you all and Elizabeth well. Thank you again for what you have given for my freedom along with everyone else’s.
To my Airforce Sister, when i Hear the Word Defender, your name comes to mind, you are a true Hero. HUA!!!
374th Security Forces Squadron
Yokota AB Japan
to a fellow defender, who is always watching over us, thank you. you are a true hero in my eyes. I wear my badge proudly thanks to hero's like you
This is for a Hero. A real Hero.
Dear Elisabeth, I still remember you. Every Day. Thanks for all.
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I HAD TO GO AWAY
I had to go away.
I'm sorry you couldn't come with me.
But on earth is where you shall stay.
Please do not be sad.
Instead laugh and be glad.
I'm in a beautiful place, such a beautiful place.
I know you wont see me for a while.
But you will hear from me.
I will be the wind that will chill you on a hot summer day.
I will be the sun that will warm you when it's cold.
Listen to the birds sing, I will be saying, "I love you" in their song.
I know you can't touch me.
But you will feel me.
Because I will be inside of you giving you life on the days you feel like you can't go on anymore.
Please I beg of you, go on, live your life as I lived mine.
Always remember we will be together again.
I will be patiently waiting for you on that day.
When you will join me in this beautiful place.
Until then may God bless you with his almighty grace.
Written By: Kimberly Ann Kerek
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of A1C Jacobson.
Rest In Peace. I did not know you in life but from all that I read you were an amazing person and that the world is a darker place with out you. I will never forget and I will always cherish your gift of Freedom.
On this Memorial Day I am back in Iraq again. Thinking about my first tour here..and finding out you were killed. I miss you and think about you often!! Every IED I help find is another one that I hope saves someone else from feeling the sadness we all felt when you were taken away. HOOAH Liz....HOOAH!
REST IN PEACE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JACOBSON, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
may god watch over you and thank you for all you did and all you gave
Thank you, for making this memorial page available for us to share in honoring AIC Jacobson, so that we may show our gratitude and respect for her sacrifice.
Thank you for allowing us to see what a brave and wonderful person Elizabeth was. Her beautiful smile and the memory of her service to our country will live on and she will continue to be honored in this wonderful tribute.
To the Jackson Family:
A retired Air Force Vietnam veteran I thank you for allowing Elizabeth to be part of the Air Force family.
Her positive attitude and dedication to duty were second to none.
May God bless you this Memorial Day and each and everyday thereafter!
This week is National Police Week and I will be conducting a Roll Call of Security Forces Heros ... A1C Jacobson is on the list. We are reminded that the Security Police badge is shaped as a shield, not to protect our lives, but as a reminder we shield the freedoms of all. A1C Jacobson was a dedicated gaurdian of freedom and I'm proud to be among her ranks.
To Liz’s Family,
As I am on my second deployment from Goodfellow, Sondra sends me thanks and reminds me all the time that Liz is watching over us. She keeps a positive attitude and it shines right through me, I thank GOD for taking Liz to heaven and making her an angel to watch over others and myself. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ that even in the midst of such an untimely tragedy that Liz Jacobson has not died in vain to this day there are some in this world thanks to the glory of Christ that will be redeemed. Thank you Liz for your sacrifice.
To Liz’s Family,
As I am on my second deployment from Goodfellow, Sondra sends me thanks and reminds me all the time that Liz is watching over us. She keeps a positive attitude and it shines right through me, I thank GOD for taking Liz to heaven and making her an angel to watch over others and myself. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ that even in the midst of such an untimely tragedy that Liz Jacobson has not died in vain to this day there are some in this world thanks to the glory of Christ that will be redeemed. Thank you Liz for your sacrifice.
I miss you Cali and think of you everyday. You impacted my life as no other friend did. You taught me to be confident and nothing can express how much i am grateful. I love you and miss you Cali, and i hope you and my mom are up there hanging out. I miss you the world misses you. thank you for dying for us and our rights.
our prayers are with you and your family
To The Family of Elizabeth Johnson,
I just wanted to send my deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter. I'm a Security Forces Memeber at Seymour Johnson NC. It is always sad when an Air Force Memeber dies in combat, but it really saddens me knowing Elizabeth was a fellow SF member. I didn't know Elizabeth, but was awarded her award when I came back from deployment in Aug 2007. It was such an honor to receive her award, and it makes me hold myself a little taller.
Cora Pilger, SrA, USAF/SFS
To the family of Elizabeth Jacobson,
I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter. I am an ex Security Forces Member and was a previous First Sergeant who had members of my squadron serve wih Liz at Camp Bucca. I was told of her upbeat attitude and spirit, devotion to being a Security Forces member and her desire to make a difference in the lives of the Iraqi people. You can be proud of Liz's courage, commitment and sacrifice as a member of the Armed Forces defending our country and our way of life. God Bless you and your family and God Bless individuals like Elizabeth Jacobson, who can make such a huge difference in such a short period of time.
Michael Bloch, SMSgt, USAF
I am truely sorry for your loss. I'm deploying next month and my parents worry about me every day. God Bless
An ex British Soldier salutes a brave fallen warrior...........at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we shall remember them.
Much love to you and your family.
Thank you for your service. I have been in your shoes and deployed to Iraq where one of my good friends died by an IED.
To the Family: I am truly sorry for your loss and I can't imagine what your going through.
As another Security Forces member in the USAF, I thank you as well for serving our country.
-A1C Seibert, 37 SFS Lackland AFB
You must have been a very courageous lady and I want to thank you for serving and protecting our country.
Although I didn't know you, I still admire your courage and service for the country! I myself joined the military recently. I haven't left for basic training yet, but it's already great being among our nation's heroes, such as you.
I too never knew you, but want you to know that your passing will never be forgotten, and just knowing your story has made me want to be a better airman. Its people like you who in the past, present and future, have kept our country free, and instilled hope upon others. so i thank you for your service and wish you the best in the heavens.
- Anthony Finocchiaro, A1C, USAF
Liza - We miss you. Mimi sang you Happy Birthday last night. It was a beautiful rendition! I promised her that you could hear from heaven.
Liz I never knew you, but I thank you for serving this country. All my love goes your way, and i appreciate your dedication to the U.S. Air force
May you rest peacefully with the higher power
Hi Liz... Well I made it over here, doing well and thinking about you quite often... I saw the memorial barrier in Kuwait when we were making our way through and tears came to my eyes.. we were also able to get pictures of the street named after you... we miss you.... thinking of you...
" Elizabeth Your smile is a great Sun and enlightens every heart "
Hi Honey, As I sit here thinking about you and wishing that we could be spending your birthday together it is so sad that I haven't you here to hold and hug. I miss those days so much. I am luckier than most though, I have a beautiful quilt made in your honor that I cherish and sleep with every night so I never go to bed without you in my thoughts and in my arms. I'm getting older and you're just the same age that you were. You said you didn't want to be old and you will always remain young in our hearts. You were too young to be taken from this earth, but the love that you gave while you were here is well remembered by your family,relatives, friends and troops. You will never be forgotten because everyone will always remember your smile, the goodness of your heart, and the laughter you brought to others. Thank you for being you. Love, Hugs, and most of all Kisses and may G-d keep you by his side. Love,
From one defender to another, thank you for all that you did. Sra Arnold
Well, Its a couple of days early, but who cares. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I miss you so much.
I still don't know how to fill in the spaces of the love that was erased in my life once you were gone. I love you so much.
Liz, You are in the new PDG in the history chapter. You continue to inspire all of us.
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON,SSgt Denning
THANK YOU, FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE, THANKS AGAIN AND GOD BLESS.
Elizabeth, may you eternally rest in the palms of God's hands. And let us never forget that freedom does not derive from the Constitution and our government, but that it is you and those others who have given the ultimate sacrifice in your nation's defense, who guarantee our freedom and safety. From an old timer APSP, who will never forget.
The SAC Elite Guard members (us old timers) will keep your memory alive. My son (Army EOD) has now served three tours in Iraq and is headed for Afganistan... he finds and disarms those IED's.
Father we entrust our sister Elizabeth to your mercy. You loved her greatly in this life: now that she is freed from all its cares, give her happiness and peace forever. Welcome her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Elizabeth in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
elizabeth, as a former sgt. in the 7th security police squadron, carswell afb,tx and 321st missile security squadron grand forks afb, nd your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten! you will always be in my prayers. thank you and god bless you always.
a note to say hi. lizzie, i think about you everyday. your beautiful lights my day and the world around us.
To Elizabeths family and to her Air Force friends. I dont know how it feels to loose a love one but i do know what they had to go through to get to this point. My father was over in Iraq in Sep. 03 - Mar. 04. He was station at Lackland AFB with the 37th Security Forces Squadron known as Nighthawks Defenders. He was a Fire Team leader when they were deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq. His name is Raymon Nesbitt (ret. SSgt.). All though im not in the service I do appricate what our Airmen do. I wish I had met you when you were at Lackland going through basic and Tech. school. The Air Forces is like a second family yo me. I have a video of you on my Myspace profile that is ddedicate to you and to thoes who never came home alive and thoes are the true heros to me. Thanks for putting your life in harms way to help keep our freedom free and us safe. RIP A1C. Jacobson, Elizabeth Nicole. I will never forget about what you have done, huuha.
Thank you for your sacrifice. We will always be sisters in arms
thank you for your sacrifice and serving your country proudly.
god bless you and your family
may you rest in peace.
It is an honor to walk through the doors that you once did. We still stop and remember each time we honor your memorial outside the Sq. Keep your Smile on and know that the Defenders are fighting on for you and the others we have lost. Thank you for all you have given us and God Bless.
Thank you from a grateful military member and nation. You will not be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Airman
I am saddened to ony know of you after your death. I am stationed at Camp Bucca, Iraq and noticed the "street" named in your honor so I decided to Google your name and discovered your sacrifice. I thank your family and friends for your service and sacrifice and remain committed as a Soldier that it will not be in vain as we continue to build a better, safer, freer Iraq.
Liz there's not a day where i dont think about you. Miss you and Love YOU!! Willie aka Willis as you called me!
Godspeed; Rest in Peace Airman
Another year has come and gone. The picture Sondra sent me is proudly hanging in my new office. I retired after 28 yrs and still say hi to you each day. I continue to serve those like you counseling OIF/OEF veterans in my new job. Once a First Sgt always a First Sgt. Like you Once a Cop always a Cop - fight on young lady!
My sincerest thanks to you Elizabeth. You are truly one that gave all, I am a former AF Security Policeman that served during the Gulf War and Panama. You will be truly missed by those who knew you and those who would've met you. My thanks also goes out to your family who I know that you are watching and protecting from up above.
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson,
I am currently a female SF Member and going to through the NCO Academy. We have to do a 5 minute speech on Air Force History and I chose to do it on you. I just had to let you know. You will always be a hero!! Keep Smilin on us all up there. God Speed and God Bless!
U are truly my HERO & I will alwayz remember your story... Although we dont know each other personally, I look up to u. Thank u for your service!
It should have been me Liz. It should have been me.
I arrived in Kuwait the day it happened. When I got to Iraq and realized who had passed in the convoy, I was completely shocked and extremely upset. I met you at Lackland AFB, Texas when you got to the Security Forces Tech School, and I will never forget you. This world is not the same without you! I miss you and think about you often.
Yesterday I shaped a new beret of mine. As I looked in the mirror, an image of you flashed in my mind. We will never forget you
Hey Snack Pack! I missed posting you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Not a day goes by that I dont reflect on you and and the time I knew you. Everytime I go back to Goodfellow to do my Reserve time, I wish you were still there. Luv you and miss you.
Cos, may God continue to Bless you and your families. I am so proud to be an American--our servicemen and women fight for liberties that are shared here and abroad. Please know that Elizabeth's sacrifice, and yours, will always be remembered, honored and not taken for granted.
This is a note to Elizabeth's grandmother Sondra. I am so sorry for your loss of Elizabeth your granddaughter. My son was in Iraq 3 times flying Heliocopters for the medic's . I can not imagine the depth of your grief , Please imagine the hugs I am sending. Your old friend Helen Gogoll Willis HHS 57
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson,
You are a true american hero. You will never be forgotten. I am currently serving in IRAQ with the ARMY, and read a story about you on our local paper, and just had to send my love and you will always be a hero. God Bless
I have only heard of you through the stories and memories that people have spoken. To be on your site, to know what type of person you are, the things you liked to do and the things you accomplished not only gives me goosebumps cause im a SF member myself expierencing the same things you have, but gets me deep inside knowing that that such a young great person is no longer physically here to grow into a beautiful person. your story and dedication gives me honor to be a SF member. Please know we still think of you and Honor you. My family will always keep you in our mind and prayers. God Bless to you and your family. HAPPY NE YEAR ELIZABETH JACOBSON AND FAMILY
Thank You A1C Elizabeth Jacobson,
You are not forgotten, you were one of our nations best. I will always cherish your gift.
My only wish is to be granted a small fraction of your courage so I can live a life worthy of your sacrifice.
Rest In Peace
Merry Christmas Liz,
You are not Forgotten.
Hi A1C Elizabeth Jacobson, i never had a chance to meet you but i have read many words about you, thank you very much for serving our country and loving every minute of it you will never be forgotten
love you and miss you TONS!!!! Willis!! as you called me!
I am proud to have joined the air force because of airmen like A1C Jacobson
I just wanted to say that I am so very sorry for what had happened on that fateful day. Our hospital unit (344th CSH) was there in Camp Bucca and ready when the call came in that your convoy had been hit. Not a day goes by that I just wish we had been given a chance to save both your and SGT Morin's lives. I pray for the both of you and your families. R.I.P.
link to Liz & Steve's memorial videos:
Our eternal gratitude and respect.
Reading your words and seeing everything you have accomplished helps brighten everyday. I didnt know you personally, but your reputation and inspiration influences all. You will be mised but never forgotten. Defenders lead the way. 1 SFS
I did not know Amn Jacobson, but I know she is very much missed. May God Bless you and your family.
Our prayers are with you and your family. I did not know her personally but read about her at Lackland AFB at the 319th TRS.
Just paying my respects, I did not know Airman Jacobson.
Thinking of you today and always,
Things are great down here. San Angelo Police Department lost a officer a week ago and I hope you get him settle in great up there. I talked to your Step-Mom the other day. It was nice to catch up with your family. Well, stay alert and keep us all safe.
Words can not describe what we go through, civilians can't understand. To be a Defender is the greates of them all. Thank you for your service and when I get to St. Peter I'll stand guard with you to continue our Defensor Fortis motto.
Words can never do something of this magnitude justice. So all I can truly say to you the family from the bottom of my heart is "thank you" for your sacrifices as well. You all will forever be in my prayers.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
I remember seeing you as a student at the academy. Rest in Peace Defender
My Hero Bracelet bears Elizabeth's name. I wear it with both pride and sadness. Pride, in that she felt our country was worth serving and sadness in that she is gone so soon.
May God Bless and comfort the Jacobson family.
Good Bless You for your sacrafice for this country. May Good comfort you parents.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Liz! What can I say? It's been three years since you left this world to guard the pearly gates. I remember the crazy times we had like it was yesterday.... like Turkey's done and the crazy pictures... like you sticking your finger up your nose. I miss you like crazy and I wanted to let you know that I am in ALS right now and we are about to give an Air Force Heritage briefing. I am doing my briefing on you and the wonderful person you ARE because everyone needs to remember that you are a HERO to every one in the military. I miss you and love you. Do your duty and always wear a SMILE!!
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.
I did not know Elizabeth, but I am remembering
her service. She is my hero. !
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The Other Side
i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.
can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.
i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.
it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.
i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side
the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.
i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.
Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)
“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008
The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB
Remembering The Fallen – Blog
Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
Hi, Liz Its been 3 years today and I still remember everything, just like it happened yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that I think about you and Sgt Morin. I hope that where ever your at you and Sarge can smile upon us. I miss you guys so much and I wish you were here. I can still remember the day before the IED; when Sarge took us to Arifgan and we went swimming, we ate at taco bell, and then shopping. I also remember when we went to that base to visit your friend and Sgt was really upset at us. I love you Liz until next time.
To parents of Liz, I offer you my condolences. Elizabeth is a caring person and would do anything for her country; she loves to be courageous and righteous. May God bless you all.
On a recent trip to Ft. Benning to visit my son (a Staff Sgt. in the USAF), I purchased Liz's KIA bracelet. I just wanted to remember her on this day before her "anniversary". Words cannot express my sympathies for her family and friends that are left behind.
On behalf of Elizabeth's Dad and I, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your beautiful messages. While we are aware that life marches on, we are so grateful that you're remembering Elizabeth in your thoughts and prayers. They have surely sustained us during difficult times.
For those of you who have photos or memorabilia with Elizabeth in it, I would be very interested in having a copy. The National Air Force Museum is planning a permanent exhibition for Liza, and is in need of photos or whatever you can offer. Contact me for more details, as I am assisting in the coordination of this project. Her Dad and I would love to make this a wonderful tribute to Elizabeth - one that accurately reflects her life and service.
Thank you in particular to Generals Hertog and Holmes for taking the time to leave messages. I remember well the love and devotion their troops had for them when I had the privilege of meeting them on base.
Weatherby - it was so wonderful seeing your name!! Can you please e-mail me at your earliest convenience? We would love to catch up with you.
Please feel free to contact us by e-mail at anytime. We would love to hear from those who cared about Liza.
And once again, we would like to offer our endless gratitude and support to those men and women who are overseas fighting for our freedom. You are true heroes, and your sacrifices are deeply appreciated. You are in OUR prayers each and every day.
With kindest regards,
Alison and David Jacobson and Family
You are not forgotten Liz. Thank you seems so little compared to your gift to us. I will never forget.
The sacrifice of Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines does not go unnoticed. Peace upon you and your family.
I work at Randolph AFB San Antonio Texas and saw her picture commemorated on a plaque. I just wanted to express my condolences to her family and friends. She was a tremendously brave soldier who made a great sacrifice for her country. God Bless Her.
THE LIGHTS WENT OUT
There is an area in our back yard we call the pit. The last folks who lived in this house had a large swing set in place in the pit. My daughter has one of those metal open fire places sitting in the pit and she invites her fellow Air Academy high school band members over for what has become her famous “pit parties.” The problem is there is very little light in the pit area and when you have a back yard full of teenagers and limit light, you have a safety issue and I am not talking about children falling down. So the Colonel and I decided before the next pit party I would improve the lighting situation. I have a large collection of Dietz kerosene lanterns, so my plan was to get one out, fill it with fuel and have it ready for the next party. The party was to be on the 12th of September 2008, so the day before I was readying the lantern. I noticed there was a piece of tape on the handle of the lantern with my last name written on the tape and then I remembered. The last time I had used this lantern was just after the 9-ll attack on New York and the Pentagon. I was standing there filling the lantern on 11 September 2008, seven years after the deadliest attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor. We were stationed in Mississippi in 2001 and a number of my neighbors on Columbus Air Force Base decided to hold an impromptu memorial on the air base. I was having very little luck getting the senior leadership on the base involved, so I just made up signs and started putting them up all over base. We used an open grassy area in base housing that had limited light, so I got out a number of my kerosene lanterns. I put the tape with my name on the handles just in case the lanterns got misplaced. I had no idea if anyone would even show up, but that evening I was greatly surprised. Along with a couple of neighbors, we arrived early to set up under a large oak tree, just as the sun was going down. And then people started showing up. Everybody walked from their homes in base housing. Some carrying small children, some pulling wagons with their children in them. One family had a large wagon with an American flag tied on and flowing in the wind. Others brought lanterns and we placed them in a row in front of the oak tree. I talked my next door neighbor into playing some favorite American tunes on her flute. We sang a couple of songs and then folks wanted to speak. None of this was planned. A couple of folks offered up a prayer and there was crying. At that time we believed perhaps 7000 or more Americans had been killed. We did not know who had attacked us and we were scared. We were on an Air Force base and everyone there that night was in the military or a family member of an airmen. We, better than people outside the wire of the air base, knew we were at war and what that meant. Airmen on Columbus AFB that day would soon be in harm’s way and some were not coming home. Columbus AFB had one mission and that was to train pilots. Pilots, who would shortly be flying and still are flying in combat against people who not only hate us, but want to destroy us. It has been seven years and still “they” hate us. My old Security Forces career field has lost six “cops” in this war and I know the deaths are not over. A1C Elizabeth Jacobson sadly you were one of them. There truly is evil in the world and even if you disguise your hatred from me under the banner of your religion, you are still evil. Everyone who studies history knows that the root of most wars is religion. If you do not understand your opponent’s beliefs, you are going to have a hard time figuring out how to counter their threat to you. Evil can not be negotiated away. You can not buy off evil and you can not just ignore evil, as many in our country have suggested. I went ahead and got the Dietz lantern ready for my daughter’s get-together, but I left the piece of tape on the handle. It was Sept 11th the day I was filling the tank with kerosene. I will leave the tape till it falls off on its own. I need to remember. Thank you Elizabeth for what you did for our country. I stay in contact with your grandmother-you will not be forgotten.
Major Van Harl USAF Ret.
Hey Snack Pack,
Its coming up on 3 years. Man, how time flies. If you read the guestbook you will realize at the mark you have left on us all. Gen Hertog, Gen Holmes, Col Hale and countless others who now carry you with them everyday. Keep Team Goodfellow and the rest of our Defenders safe.
It has been three years since I first met Liz on post, an impressive young airman seeking to show a new commander how super-charged and ready his troops were to do the job. Liz fit the bill, and so much more.
I keep the link to this Guest Book on the desktop to my computer, and I often open it to see how many folks have come back to "talk", and to think back myself. You were so young, but so professional--and yes, you did remind me of my own daughters who are your age. I pray they will have your courage when they face tough times and decisions.
Mr Jocobson, I pray you find comfort every day, knowing your daughter's legacy continues, and that she HAS NOT died in vain. Freedom is on the march--Elizabeth made it so.
Col Tim Hale, USA (Retired)
It was about three and a half years ago that I was getting you ready for your deployment. I never thought you would be guarding the gates of Heaven. My thoughts are with you and your family. I will never forget you.
It’s Blue; I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Has it been 3 years? It still feels like it was only yesterday when we lost you. There are only a few of us still here at Goodfellow that really knew how wonderful you were in person. I’m gathering everyone here to celebrate your life and wipe out some brain cells. Thanks for watching over our flights here and our forces overseas. Please keep an extra eye on your family this month; I know it’s going to be tough on them. You are an inspiration to a new generation of security forces members and other members of our Armed Forces, their families and friends nationwide. I still miss you and your smile.
Randy Kaster (TSgt ) 17 SFS
You remain an inspiration to your brothers and sisters in USAF Security Forces. Thank you for your courage to live and sacrifice.
Bob Holmes, Brig Gen, USAF
Liz--there's not a day that goes by that we don't think of you and our 6 other SF who made the ultimate sacrifice. You, along with Brian, Jason L.N., Leebernard, Travis, John, and Jason D.N., are an inspiration to me and our 24,000 cops around the world. Everyday I walk into my Pentagon office and look at the picture of you and your fellow cops hanging on the wall. All of you are my motivation and you have a left a lasting legacy. We will never forget any of you.
As a female security force member returning from my deployment in Iraq i was awarded many medals. One day during gaurdmount my commander awarded me with the Elizabeth Jacobson award for expedtionary service. I hold this award close to me and is the only award that is displayed in my room. I cried tears of blood during my deployment and i remember being inspired by our hero A1C elizabeth jacobson.
Hello Sondra. It has been awhile since we have exchanged emails. I have misplaced Marianne's phone number and need it for a military event scheduled here in Fresno. Could you give it to me again. thank you...God Bless.....I have tears in my eyes as I view your updated website on Elizabeth.
Rebecca Wilson, Honor Quilt Ministry,
Liz, I did not know you personally but served with you in Iraq. You are a true Hero and will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.
I am praying for all deployed Security Forces, but especially the youngest defenders, and the young women. (Romans 13:3-4)
thanks for your service. God bless and keep. Air Force veteran, A1C Randy Smith
Hello A1C Jacobson, take your boots off and lay down your weapons, your job here is done, Thank You. You gave it you all, your smile will be missed.
Hey Liz. I hope the gate of heaven are secured. I want you to know that you are not forgotten. I pray that you watch over me. Luv Ya.
Truly a fine example of not only an airman- but a human beingas well. Lived life to the fullest and made the ultimate sacrifice in an unselfish manner. I am truly honored to serve as apart of a group with such a rich history of valor such as that of A1C Jacobson has shown us. I Thank You
Thank you for your sacrifice, your life, for our freedom.
You are not forgotten. Peace & Prayers - karen
I never knew you. However, I will always be grateful. Thank you.
Hi there! You have no clue who I am but I am a young A1C who is also a defender in security forces. I had Tsgt perry as an MTI just like you. I wanted to let you know that he speaks very highley of you and has convienced me that you were the model airman. I want to say thank you. Thank you for your service, your motivation, your commitment and thank you for helping me. You have helped me realize where I stand in this world and that no matter how bad things get, they will always get better even if it means meeting the big man upstairs earlier than expected. Take care!
LIZ there is not a day when i dont think about you! You are truly missed and never ever forgetten..LOVE YOU!!!
Thank you for your gift of freedom. I will cherish it always and will never foget you.
Thank you for all you have done... We will continue to fight for you and the rest of our fallen commrades, until we bring the last one home.
You don't know me, but I came into contact with your younger sister that you had adopted. Through my brief meeting with her, it sounded like you tried taking care of her. I came here to read more about you and your life, and to pay my respects. Rest in peace, Liz.
Just a short note to say thank you for all you did. I believe that I remember her but I may be mistaken. I was a Training Instructor during the time she was in basic training. Rest in Peace my sister in Arms. Rest In Peace.
You do not know me but-Thank you for your service to our country!You and all of the fallen ones will not have died in vane! May your family find peace here till you all meet in heaven!!l-I am a mom with two boys serving now and pray for them and all of our service people daily!!--God Bless your family and friends-Laurie
You may be gone; but not forgotton; nor shall you ever be.
R.E. Wood, MSgt./USAF/ret
Security Police 1968-1989
Hey my beauty,
I was watching our videos from Iraq last week, and what a smile I had on my face remembering all of those times we had together. I really miss you, I would give anything to have you here with me. I am going to come visit you and your Grandma in Florida, as soon as I am ready. Brad and I want to go together and I would love to get to spend some time with your Grandma, what a wonderful woman she is. Brooke is almost a year and a half now and we are planning on having another baby soon. You are always in my thoughts, I love you so much.
Another b-day and memorial day have passed and I still miss you as much today as I did on 29 Sept 2005. Keep watch over me while I start my new career as a civilian police officer. R.I.P. Snack Pack.
Miss you girl. So proud of you. I actually found this when I saw a picture of you in the paper Monday. Always in my memeries......
May our Divine Creator receive you with all the love and care you have earned. I am a retired Air Force Master Sergeant who served his country proudly through 21 years of service. I am so proud to call you MY HERO. May Nature's God protect and preserve your loving soul. Bless you Elizabeth. I also wish to express my deepest gratitude to you Mother and Father for bringing a such a woman as you into this world and allowing all of us to benefit from your service and sacrifice. Rest well dear lady. You will remain with this Gulf War vet always.
Memorial Day 2008
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Airman 1st Class Jacobson!
hey lizzie! i just wanted to say hi, its been too long. keep smiling down on me, your brightness shines through everyday.
Thank you A1C Jacobson for the sacrifice you made for this country. You're courage and nobel deed will never be forgotten. God bless you and your loved ones.
My thought and prays to your family. We won't forget you.
You will not be forgotten in the hearts and minds of everyone who ever wore the Blue Beret. Your honor and sacrifice will always be with us.
Adrian V. Farne, MSgt (ret)
USAF Security Forces
Elizabeth Was a strong and happy person. I got to know her briefly. She used to ask me for a dip because she dipped the same kind as me. Always smileing. Asking me if they got fresh stock at the PX. Very professional and determined. I wish that half the armed forces had her attitude and demanor. Hy heart and best wishes go out to her family and friends. She will never be forgotten. God Bless
Hey Liz, I remember your first day at Palm Beach Gardens High School. We hit it off so quickly and I dubbed you "Sunshine" that very same day because that's what you are. You brightened the days and lives of everyone you came in contact with and you will never be forgotten. I love you, Liz/Cali/Sunshine/Zil!
Your sacrifice will not be in vain....thanks for serving your country and giving everything in the name of freedom. God bless her family and those who loved her...
Been almost 3 years. I remember you were the only girl in the smokepit who dipped. We had many great conversations were there :) We'll never forget you!
I am currently in Airmen Leadership School and I am doing a report on Elizabeth's story. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Thank you, Elizabeth, for representing a strong female Air Force image! God bless
Thank you for standing up and I know your watching over us. Until we meet again
I received my bracelet recently and already I've told your story to so many people curious to know the history behind it. They too, are grateful for the courage and sacrifice of both you and your family. I vow to wear it until it falls off.
Michael Lacy, TSgt, USAF
Lackland Air Force Base, TX
"We do what we do so you won't have to!"
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO AIC JACOBSONS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Hi Honey, I went to visit you today and found that your friends had been there too. You are missed by so many and we all love you. I saw this poem, and thought of you. Another Security Member, Travis Griffin lost his life and soon will be with you. You guys look out for the rest of our Troops and keep them safe. Love ya, Gram
We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we'll never part
G-d has you in His keeping
We have you in our Heart.
I never had the pleasure of knowing you but as a former security specialist during the vietnam war I am moved with tears and affection. I am a proud american
and believe that you have given the greatest gift of any american. We are in an elite organization the U.S. military. God bless your family and the sacrifices you have all made.
it was nice to get to know you over in the sand even though our time was short you were always one to cheer everyone up and i will never forget you. happy birthday kiddo
Happy birthday Snack Pack. We love you and miss you.
Hi Liz its Blue again. Its been a year since I last wrote and wanted to say I still miss you. I put Brian Kolfage's video tribute to you (liz, just type elizabeth jacobson and it will take you to it) on You Tube. I still have our flight t-shirt with all our names on it and will take it to the Security Forces Musuem at Randolph. Everyone here still misses you and remembers your smile. Most of our old "C" Flight have moved on, or are deployed. You are still in our prayers and thoughts. One day we all will meet again and talk about old time. God Bless you and your family. LEST WE FORGET.
hey lizzie! your birthday is coming up, i cant wait to go see you. keep smilin' for me, it brings the sunshine.
Liz your still loved, missed and remembered.
Sondra, Allan, and Family ~~ I have not forgotten Liz's sacrifice or yours. I still think about her, so often...
Well Liz, I've finally decided on my memorial Tattoo. What little time we knew each other, you did make an impact in my life. Your name will be tattooed alongside my uncle (KIA Vietnam).
One of the most difficult things we face as Airmen during conflict and war is learning to live with the loss of a fallen comrade. It’s NEVER EASY. However, it’s the spirit of that same comrade which usually guides us through to the other side. Thank you, Airman Jacobson, for your spirit and ever lasting love for our freedom.
Michael Lacy, TSgt, United States Air Force
Lackland Air Force Base, TX
"We do what we do so you won't have to!"
" In questa notte buia, il Tuo sorriso risplende come una nuova
costellazione, lassu' nel cielo, porta il Tuo nome e brilla con la
Luce dell'Amore, pulsando al ritmo di un Cuore che non si e' mai
"In this dark night your smile glows like a new constellation in
the sky above, it carries your name and shines with the light of
love, beating at the rhythm of a heart that has never died..."
You made the ultimate sacrifice for us because you love our country.
FROM A BRAZILIAN, RESIDENT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY FOR OVER 22 YEARS, SOMETIMES WORDS JUST AREN'T ENOUGH.
MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
You fought for liberty. We'll not forgot you. Be with GOD! From Brazil.
Elizabeth, you will always be loved and remembered. Thank you for your steadfast dedication and devotion.
You will not be forgotten.
You are a very fun loving, caring, and cool person to be with it seems as though. Even though you may be gone from this world you are never forgotten nor left us behind. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family and friends through the years. Thank you for being who you are. God bless.
We still think of your sacrifice.
I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was only in country a week or so and you welcomed us to Camp Bucca. Rest in Peace...Defensor Fortis brethren
God Bless you and all of your family!!
I hope Ren and Stimpy are put back on the air too!
Airman Jacobson, I salute you for the sacrifice you made for our country. From what I read and hear you were a superior airman and human being. I wish I could have been there for you when you fell. Defensor Fortis - Walter M. Stolpa, Jr., CMSgt, USAF/Retired
I am a retired Security Forces MSgt. My thanks go out to Elizabeth and your family for what she has done for our country. May you always know, she has a special place with God. I know I would have been proud to have served with her. God Bless you all.
This was sent to me by my daughter. My husband retired from the Air Force after almost 22 years. We feel your pain. We know your sacrafice and spirit. God has blessed you and your family. You live on as a shining example of what people can be in life and in death.
It would have been an honor to serve next you. God Bless You!
OOORAH Elizabeth, your something special that was brought here...
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
I was assigned an essay in my 8th grade history class this year.
I didn't know Elizabeth, but i searched for fallen heros. I searched and searched untill I found Elizabeth.The fact that she was so young, and had so much courage, that most grown adults don't have, really inspired me. She is my hero, I wish I got the chance to meet her.
Elizabeth and family, your ultimate sacrifice to our great nation will never be forgotten. I served in the Security Police in the ‘80’s and I’m honored to have worn the same uniform as you! Our country would not exist without people like you. THANK YOU! And someday we will all meet “on that beautiful shore”.
I did not have the honor of knowing Airman Jacobson but I came across a video of her on blutube and felt compelled to seek out more information on her. I have sat here for the last hour crying as I read all of the tributes to this HERO. I can only say THANK YOU, to her and her family for their service and ultimate sacrifice for me and our Country. God Bless you, Liz, and Thank You! You will never be forgotten. "ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL."
this sky cop is with God watching over all the troops
God give her family strength and relieve the burden of their loss
God Bless you and your family
PVT Anderson, J
hi liz! though you may not be here this holiday season, i know youll always be here in my heart. ill never forget the times we had together and how much i miss you now. may my love find you in heaven and keep you smilin'!
I read the articles on this brave Airman for the first time today. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you in heaven and your family here on earth
SMSgt. Lenny Melton
Cousin Liz....not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You made us proud and your sacrifice for this country will always be close to our hearts. My duty to you is to tell your story at every opportunity. We miss you but we will always love you.
My husband is in the New Mexico National Guard. He was in Security Forces for a time. I wish we could have known you, too.
God Bless your family for their loss. You'll never be forgotten!!
I was stationed at Goodfellow the same time Elizabeth was. I knew a lot of her friends, but I regret to say I didn't know her personally. After two years, I still have tears coming from my eyes after reading something about her or seeing pictures. God bless her family and God bless you Elizabeth for making the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great nation. You will always be missed.
Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. Thank you & God speed.
I'm a Marine and let me tell you, I would have been honored to serve with Elizabeth. God Bless you, my fellow patriot.
To our Air Force breathren for standing shoulder to shouler with those on the ground.
i have been wearing your braclet everyday since march of 06. i found it at lackland afb where my son had just graduated from boot camp. he is also security forces and just recently returned safely from tikrit. he is probably returning in feb. to baghdad. i have promised myself to wear your braclet everyday until we are out of iraq. i never knew you, but i think of you everyday when i put on your braclet. i asked you to watch over my son while he was in iraq. so i thank you elizabeth for that and for your unselfish service to the a.f.s.f., and to our country. may God bless and keep you.
just wanted to tell you thankyou for all that you done i turned on the news today and your website was on so i decided to find it looks like i did i am just so thankful for all you ve done for everyone here in the u.s. it means alot my name is elizabeth also thankyou verymuch
A salute to a warrior for freedom's cause; we remember you on this Veterans Day.
hi liz! with veterans day approaching just wanted to again mention how proud we are of you. your strength, smarts, and the courage to make your life never forgotten. love and miss you much-j
Hi Honey, Just wanted to let you know that your sister Jennifer has come back "home" and misses you very much. Love, Gram
We served together in Iraq, I am sorry I didn't get the chance to know you better. Thank you and God bless
You will never be forgotten.
Hooah I remember the day, my team and I had only been in country 16 days. You had welcomed us to Camp Bucca. Your impact on the career field will always be remembered.
Our Airman Leadership Class will honor YOU, A1C Jacobson, at our graduation. Your sacrifice is in all our hearts as we work at our own military commitment.
i just wanted to say, we keep smilin for you everyday! "success is not always measured by accomplishment but, by the growth of your mind and heart"-jkb
Thank you, Elizabeth. These expressions of love that have been left for you do not compare to the love of duty that you displayed in the selfless execution of your duties. We owe you a debt that we cannot repay. We could never love as you did, but I hope you will accept our attempts worthy enough. We are still here, hoping that you have found the peace you fought to preserve, and look forward to being in your presence again one day. Capt JMS
so sorry for my little English, I will write in Italian language :
" In questa notte buia, il Tuo sorriso risplende come una nuova costellazione, lassu' nel cielo, porta il Tuo nome e brilla con la Luce dell'Amore, pulsando al ritmo di un Cuore che non si e' mai spento... " Federico
Liz, I never had a chance to meet you, but I have read each comment in your guest book. I truly believe we can all learn something from your life. Thank you for your courage. You are truly an inspiration.
SSG. Valenzuela, Juan
How can you thank people who gave everything without asking for anything back in return.
hi liz. it was so nice to get to see you last week. brian came too. i had the pleasure to meet some of your family. we miss you so much, keep on smilin!
Brookelyn is starting to crawl now, can you believe it? I am going to school, I know you would be proud of me. And me and Brad just bought a new home, it's wonderful.
He took me out for dinner and a movie to celebrate you. I was remembering how you used to hold my hand and laugh at all of my not so funny jokes. I watched our videos from Iraq... the one from my birthday is the best. It was so good to hear your voice. Remember the nights in this picture? I miss your smile!! I love you so much.
We honor your memory and your sacrifice. We carry on in the mission; and we hold those you loved near. Your family and friends miss you so much... and I can absolutely understand why they do.
It's been two years now... Just a few days ago I got a tattoo in memory of her. It has her initials in a banner over dog tags. She is missed everyday!!!
Liz, Just want you to know you are in still our hearts and we sincerely appreciate your sacrifice for our country. May god bless you and yours.
2 years ago today!! i cant believe its been that long..it still feels like yesterday..tells you how much i miss you...just wanted to say that you are truly missed and never ever forgotten!!!!love you..willie aka your willis
Liz, I remember working the gates with you at Goodfellow and patrols befor I pcsed out of there. You are a true definition of a hero. God Bless and you will never be forgotten.
All I know is you were my best friends best friend, and although we never met, I truly feel that I know you just like I know Anna. It's obvious that you two were the same as me and her, if not more special that I could ever wish to be to her. Please know that I think about you every day and am elated that someone as great as you found my best friend. 'Know that I would if I could' a line from a musician that describes how I wish I could trade places with you, knowing that not only would your family be happy, but so would our best friend. Thank you for being you.
hey liz. its your half-birthday! might seem petty but, we always thought it was a day that was overlooked. im coming to see you on friday, cant wait. miss you so much. love forever!
HEY SEPTEMBER IS DEDICATED TO MY FRIEND LIZ WHO DIED IN IRAQ SEPT 28, 2005. LIZ THERE IS NOT A DAY WHEN I DONT THINK ABOUT YOU! I REMEMBER TELLING YOUR SISTER THAT SHE HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WHEN WE LEFT FOR IRAQ.AND I WAS WRONG.AND THAT EATS ME UP EVERYDAY BECAUSE I WAS SUPPOSE TO LOOK OUT FOR YOU..BUT I KNOW GOD TOOK YOU FOR A REASON. AND I KNOW YOU DONT WANT ME TO DREAD ON HOW YOU DIED BUT EMBRACED ON HOW YOU'D LIVED..YOU ARE MY HERO AND MY ANGEL.ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN..LOVE YOU MUCH! TRULY MISSED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN
HEY SEPTEMBER IS DEDICATED TO MY FRIEND LIZ WHO DIED IN IRAQ SEPT 28, 2005. LIZ THERE IS NOT A DAY WHEN I DONT THINK ABOUT YOU! I REMEMBER TELLING YOUR SISTER THAT SHE HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WHEN WE LEFT FOR IRAQ.AND I WAS WRONG.AND THAT EATS ME UP EVERYDAY BECAUSE I WAS SUPPOSE TO LOOK OUT FOR YOU..BUT I KNOW GOD TOOK YOU FOR A REASON. AND I KNOW YOU DONT WANT ME TO DREAD ON HOW YOU DIED BUT EMBRACED ON HOW YOU'D LIVED..YOU ARE MY HERO AND MY ANGEL.ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN..LOVE YOU MUCH! TRULY MISSED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN
As we near the two year anniversary of your passing I want to take the opportunity to let you know you are still with us all. I know there are many troops out there who never had the pleasure to work side by side with you, but you will never be forgotten. Liz we all miss you, and can only hope you are there watching our six from your post in the sky. I know all my troops will know about you as that is my mission, to keep your memory alive. God bless and I will see you one day.
I have written before when I was home on leave after Security Forces tech school. Now I'm a month out from deploying to Balad, Iraq. Again I thank Liz for her sacrifice. You are definitely a hero and inspiration to me.
Keeping your memory and your family in my thoughts and prayers... May Our Father in Heaven lead us all to peace.
The sixth anniversary of September 11th is nearing and your sacrifice is not forgotten.
I was in Kuwait when A1C Jacobson died and I'll never forget how bad it shook our Security Forces Family.
Thank you for serving and I am proud to serve along side you and our other heros.
First and foremost, Thank You, you are a hero to many especially me and my family. You protected our freedom and way of life. Let God be with you and your family.
I will always remember you from our 'Basic Training Hell Days'. I miss you!
hi lizzie! miss you everyday. love you so much-jared
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
I am sorry for your going Home at such a young age. I am also so very proud o the way you lived. I have read of your unwavering service and selflessness from many people on here. May more service members live up to your code. As a father of a SF member in the 886th in Bucca now, and as a retired Texas Army Guardsman, and as a current police officer, there are no words to describe the pride of having had you as a fellow service member and cop. You are the epitome of what a Security Forces troop should be. Thank you isn't enough, but it's all that can be said at times. Thank you for your life that you lived for us to remain free.
I am going through and tough time again as you know. I have to go back to Lackland on Sept 7th. It is going to be so hard for me to go back and to have all of those memories come back. I hope that you will stay with me and help me be strong, I will be thinking about you as I always do. I will be visiting the museum where your story and flag remains.
My friend Kayt came to visit, she just got home from Bucca a few months ago. She told me how everyone out there talks about you all the time. That made me happy. No one ever could imagine how much fun you and I had out there. We talked about you so much, I told her all about you and she let me cry. I think I talked her ear off about you, and I cried a lot, but I needed to. I miss you so much, I wish you were here with me. I love you girl!!
Sincere sympathy and love, Pat - R.N.
hey every body im alisha liza's litle cuzin. well anyway theres nothing to talk about but i pray for her evry nite that she watxhes over me like an angel that she is.
Godspeed, and thank you for your service. I think of you nearly every time I drive through Goodfellow's main gate, which has been fittingly renamed the Jacobson Gate in your honor.
God Bless!! People such as yourself make me proud to serve!!!
Rest in peace,dear girl. My son is currently at Camp Bucca,as a S/Sgt. with the 886th.
While you may be gone...you will never ever be forgotten. Thank-you for your sacrifce, you are truly missed by all of the lives that you touched. Rest in peace.
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Airman 1st Class Jacobson and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses her! May God bless all of you!!
Liz, Somehow, sometimes late at night when the air is still and the sound of the stars relfects off my eyes, I end up reading your condolence book.
"We’re only on Earth for a little while, so live life to the fullest and carry a smile.” I like that. It's tattooed into my brain and into my heart. I thank you for giving me a friend in your Grandma. It's funny how life connects in disparate places. Sometimes I still think you are leading me, by your hand to my hand across the street. Never Fear. Chalomot Metukim. Sweet dreams.
Love your cousin,
i'd like to express condolances to airman jacobsons family and loved ones. she was a beautiful young woman as anyone can tell from her pictures. i'm sure her beauty pervaded her entire being, bestowing upon her depth of character which the world has been robbed of. i will remember her as i work to bring peace to this world. a friend in mourning.
Your untimely death in a hostile environment, defending your fellow combatants will not be forgotten. You have upheld a long tradition of brave Americans who have given their all for their country. I am of another generation, another war, but you are a sister to me. I also was a member of the Security Police (Forces) and wore the Blue Beret for 22 plus years. The bond we share can not be broken, ever. May you rest in peace and I hope to meet you in the hereafter.
I will write you these few lines in Italian, my language:
Solo qualcuno che vola più in alto delle nuvole che lo coprono, potranno vedere il Sole.
Il sole che brillerà per sempre nei tuoi occhi.
Un tuo sorriso sarà il raggio di Sole
che brilla sopra i giusti.
I dont know if I knew Liz or not but Im sure I probaly met you if you were friends with Melissa(Rainbow). I wish I would have got the chance to meet you. I remember hearing of your untimely death I was on leave from A.I.T. and it shock our town. A1C Jacobson was a wonderful Airman and will forever be in our hearts. As I prepare for my deployment this fall I will keep you in my heart and thoughts.
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson is an American Hero. She loved her family, her friends, her country and her Air Force. She made them all a part of her.
She died doing what she loved, Protecting fellow service members. Can any of us think of anything more Heroic?
I never knew Elizabeth but I am very proud of her and thankful for her gift to this great Nation.
Edward N. Garcia
Major, USAF, Retired
Security Police 1950-1971
What can we say except that we're truly sorry for the familys loss and know it will not be for nothing. Goodspeed.
Thank You for your sacrifice. One can only hope that it wasn't in vain. You are truly a hero. America: Home of the free, because of the brave.
Airman Jacobson, I StumbledUpon your memorial page today, and while I'd never been fortunate enough to have met you, I was humbled reading about your life.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your selfless service to the defense of this country.
You will NEVER be forgotten.
Thank you Elizabeth for your service.What you gave for your Country and for me I can't put into words.
I hope if and when I go I will be as strong as you were.
Spc. N. J.
Hi Liza -
Today I found a poem that you wrote - you were so talented! We miss you each and everyday and speak of you often.
Every night, when I put your little sister Miriam to bed, we say "night-night" to each family member, and you are always included! Miriam looks so much like you that some people think your baby photos are her! I am sure that you would have gotten a big kick from showing her off and having a little Mini-Me running around. You would be so proud of the way she bosses your Dad around - just like you and Jen! And don't worry, Jen is leading the pack well - she lets Mimi play with her makeup, bought her a pink fuzzy purse and little bracelets, and talks to her on the phone. She's a terrific big sister. Gabby reads books to her everytime she visits, and David is very patient about letting her trail after him. He misses you, too.
Incredibly, your sister Chana was born on March 26, 2007. 9 lbs 12 ounces. A gorgeous addition to the sisters of Jacobson. (Your Dad now has so many daughters that we're going to nickname him Tevye soon!)
I love you, girl. Keep looking after us from heaven.
Today is Daddy's Birthday and I hope you pass a little love on to him through his dreams of you Love Gram
I did not know this brave young woman, but I am so proud of her.
May her family find comfort in their loving memories, and know that all of America shares in their sorrow.
Rest in Peace Elizabeth. You are not forgotten.
My flag flies in your honor.
We apologize for not posting condolences in a timely manor. We were recently informed of this Website and are doing the best we can to reach as many families as we can. God Bless Legacy.com for allowing us to honor these Freedom Fighters/Heros.
We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your Elizabeth. Families all over the USA are grieving with you and praying for you. Elizabeth was and is a very brave Warrior. You should be very proud of her service, she served above and beyond the call of duty. Don't let anyone ever tell you differently. Your Freedom Fighter has completed the mission and has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Elizabeth in his arms and will give her peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.
I did not know you, but I ran for you on Saturday. It is a shame that you had to go so soon. Your legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of everyone in the Air Force. The greatest love you can give is your own life. You are missed....
DJ, thinking of you today, Memorial Day 2007, and feeling for your personal loss... but also feeling such gratitude for your daughter's sacrifice, and knowing she must have gotten some of that courage and heart from you! Just wanted you to know that some of us at Children's Hospital in Madera remember you well, and feel very grateful for the freedom we have that comes at such a great price...
Thinking of you, especially today...
Stacy Reed, RRT
Children's Hospital Central Calif.
liz there in not a day where i dont think about you!! R.I.P. you are truly missed and never forgotten!!
Elizabeth, on this Memorial day you are missed and thought of with prayer and respect...I recall serving you as your 17th Security Forces First Sergeant. I recall helping you and watching you grow in the Family of the 17th Security Forces. My prayer is God's rich blessings on you and your family.
Your sacrifice continues to inspire others; Defensor Fortis.
You will NOT be forgotten.
It was truly an honor to run in the 2007 Boston’s Run To Remember for Elizabeth. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for it! Though I wasn’t fortunate enough to have met her, I believe that A1C Jacobson exemplified the best of the Air Force and inspires the best in each of us. Thank you Elizabeth.
As another day goes by you are sorely missed and this is my way of letting you know that though you are in my heart each and every day, that no day is any easier than the next. So many people have contacted me about you. You have touched so many hearts and given so many inspiration to join or to serve in Iraq, that I beam with pride that you were mine even if only for a little while. On this Memorial Day, I will not only be praying for you, but for all of the Fallen Heroes in all the branches of service that have given us the ultimate sacrifice, because without you all, we would be fighting terrorism on our own soil. There is a run in Boston on the 27th (you have 12 AF Members representing you), to honor those that have given their lives in Law Enforcement in and out of the Service. So this time I get to thank you, but you know that, but I wanted to also thank you for spending your last days with me and allowing me to love you, and be a part of your growing up and things like seeing Shrek together, watching your favorite Spongebob TV Shows, and all the other silly and now important things in life. You had brought a smile to my face and made unbearable days more pleasant. There were tough times we spent together, but through those bad times, there was always the love we had for each other. I miss your hugs and your kisses, and yes, even your grouchiness, I just miss YOU! Your coins for the Eagle Chapter give a lot to those that have need it and for that I love you, and because you were here and part of my life. I love you!
I got your coin in the mail today. It sits proudly on my desk at work and each time I look at it is reminds me why I wear the uniform everyday and why I serve. Your story touched me so much and being a female in the Air Force as well as a cop, it make me so proud to know that we have fine women to serve with. You will never be forgotten.
Dear Elizabeth N. Jacobson and Family
This is a fitting day to honor, admire and pay tribute to women soldiers. Mother’s Day is a day that pays tribute to the woman that is always a caretaker, courageous and a protector of her family. As a Mother hen spreads her wings to protect her chicks from death and will sacrifice her life so has Elizabeth spread her golden wings to protect each American Citizen from evil and give back to each one of us another day of Freedom. You have earned the right of Motherhood and to be in the presences of the Creator of the universe.
May God bless your family.
I leave for Air Force Boot camp on June 5th, 2007 and am entering as a future member of the Security Forces Team. Soldiers like Jacobson make me proud to serve this country and represent Security Force members around the world.
My son served at Camp Bucca along with Elizabeth, or "Liz" as he calls her. I know that she touch his life as she did many. He countiues to remember her fondly. He is preparing to return again to Camp Bucca in June. This has been somewhat difficult since he, as so many, lost such a dear friend there. I feel that Liz will be there to watch over him and the others as they continue to do their duty. I can only speak for my son, but I can see that he is committed to making sure that others who did not have the honor or privaledge of knowing her personal understand what a wonderful person she was and what a sacrific she made.
Dear Liz, I was thinking about you this evening. I was thinking about my son @ Lackland AFB... I was praying that your spirit would reach out to him to help him find peace. Just shortly after I starting reading the recent heartfelt entries from your friends & and strangers - alike... I got a phone call from him. He was calm and peaceful and thanked me for being his mother and told me he knew he could count on me. Guardian Angel Elizabeth Nicole, tonight I received a miracle... God is listening and as my son's friend - so were you. Blessings to your family, as my family has been blessed through prayer. To the Jacobson Family and Friends... She is a lovely angel. May our Lord grant you comfort and peace. Shalom.
I learned of your story just before I graduated SF training and it hit very close to home. We were born on the very same day. I thank you so much for paying the ultimate price for our great country. You and your family are always in my prayers and I will continue to proudly serve with your KIA bracelet on my wrist.
hey bud, I see that folks use this guest book as a way of sayin howdy to you on the otherside and coming into contact with one another still on this side.September 28 2005 took the two nicest good hearted people I ever met.
Though you were not Born in Texas Liz You and Steve are the Greatest Texans I know .Also whatever your Air Force service and pride S.P./Secertity Forces, you are a Texas Army 36th Infantry soilder
What a wonderful tribute you put together for Elizabeth.
God bless you and your family.
As a former SF troop that has seen action, I'd like to express my sincerest condolences to Elizabeth's surviving family and loved ones. She honorably paid the highest sacrifice for her comrades and country. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort her family and friends! She is gone, but not forgotten!
SMSgt Dave Santimaw
I slightly remember A1C Jacobson, as I was and still am a Security Forces Instructor. We push alot of troops through, so to remember everyone is virtualy impossible. But I do remember A1C Jacobson while in Area-2 CATM portion of training. You were a good troop that never gave me any trouble and for that I thank you. I'm just sorry that I never had the pleasure to serve with you. I wear a bracelet with your name on it to remember you and to tell your story to the new SF troops going through the Academy.
TSgt Jarrad Phillips
Lackland AFB, TX
Thank you for your sacrifice to our nation. I have you and all Security Force Members in my prayers. As a retired SP of 21 yrs I feel the pain of all Security Force Members over your loss.
It's interesting to see how many people still come here everyday and leave messages for you. I remember the day you passed, I worked at Goodfellow AFB when God took you away. I didn't know you but I heard many good stories about you.
I decided to go in the Military not too long ago and I know I will make it. You're my inspiration right now girl!
God bless you and your family!
I did not know Liz, but as a fellow SF Troop, she will definitely be missed
I just wanted to wish the Jacobson family, friends, and colleauges blessings during this tumultuous time. May God provide you with comfort and strength as time goes on.
I was also security forces and served in Iraqi freedom. I highly respect Nicole for her sacrifice and dedication to her country, the Air Force, and her SF comrades.
disabled sf Air force veteran
I did not know A1C Jacobson personally, it is only tonight at 1:04am that I have finally learned her name. I never met her in life, but Sept 28th has haunted me and stolen so many of my nights. I always wanted to know her name, but no one knew. Only now - over a year and a half later do I find myself seeking her out. I needed to know, and still it's not enough. Nothing's enough. I'd hoped it would bring closer.
I am comforted to know she was greatly loved. I am comforted to know she lives on in memorial, not only in my heart & mind. I will always honor her memory and sacrifice. To her family: May God grant you with peace. I cannot speak for her life, but know that in death, she was cared for and treated with the utmost respect and regard. She will forever be a part of my life. I think of you, her parents, often and pray for comfort. Thank you for taking such good care of her memory.
I never knew elizabeth. I was in downtown baghdad at the time of her death, doing psd for saddam's trial and law and order for the green zone. Just this winter i deployed to afganistan working with the army psd and KAF security. Im the air force level award winner of the award named after her. Next week we will honer her name and remember her sacrifice. May her efforts and example be remembered by us all as the true personification of the air force core values. May we never forget all that she stood for, as a sister of the badge. Im proud to have this honor and i hope that i can honor her the way she deserves to be remembered.
Me and Brad celebrated your birthday with a big supper and some drinks.
Today I went to a memorial service for three soldiers killed in Iraq 9 days ago from Ft Riley, I didnt know any of them but I went to pay my respects. I thought of you and how much you are missed. I listen to our songs all of the time and it always makes me smile thinking of how obnoxious we were. I miss you. Keep watching over us.
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".
I was deeply sadden when Elizabeth passed, considering shortly a year before I may have helped trained her at the academy and again helped train her again when her and many others relieved us from Camp Bucca. She will truely be missed.
Liz even though u are not here i know u are looking down on us. (and there is not a day were i dont miss or think about u!)Today is a special day because its ur birthday. Happy Birthday and eat alot of cake up there in heaven. Your friend always . willie or as u called me willis!
Dear family members, friend & Soldier´s...I need to say here it´s so hard what she give for the freedom...I don´t now what I can wrote more.., but, I will never forget Elisabeth and her smile...
Frist off I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of A1C Jacobson. God Bless you all. I know you don't know me, but just today I received a small package in the mail. Inside was a small black band with Elizabeth name on it and the date she was accepted to walk the beat on Heavens streets. Although you do not know me, I wanted to express my gratitude for her sacrifice. Being a Veteran, and a Police Officer I understand her LOVE for the Job.
Godspeed A1C Jacabson while you walk the beat with our Brothers and Sister on Heavens Street.
I personally want to thank you for your efforts and ultimate sacrifice that you made to defend American freedom. Your valiance will always be remembered.
God Bless you and your family. Thanks for fighting for our (U.S.) freedom.
I never had the pleasure to meet or serve with you but know that you will never be forgotten. Your memory is forever inspiring SF females. Thank you for your service
Thank you for fighting for the United States of America. You will never be forgotten. Your a true Hero! It is people like you that makes a difference in America! Nor do people honor you, America does to! Thank you and may God Be With You.
Liz is such an inspiration to me. I'm fresh out of Security Forces Tech School and on my way to my first base, Ramstein AFB. I look forward to deploying and hope Liz will watch over me. God bless her and her family. I'd like to thank her family for supporting her. Thank you Jacobson for making the ultimate sacrifice. Defensor Fortis.
May you rest in peace fellow soldier. You did pay the ultimate price so that we may all be free.
I spent 22 yrs in the USAF. I am a former drill sgt and I drive by the building that displays your name at Lackland AFB. I wanted to thank you for serving your country so proudly. I wanted to thank you for your bravery and I wanted to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. My only niece is in AF basic training right now and I can't tell you how proud of her I am. When I speak words of encouragement to her and pride in wearing the uniform, be assured your name is in the conversation. Rest in peace and know that others are wearing the uniform as proudly as you did.
God has an awsome new Angel.
She made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country and helping others in the middle east. My deepest condolences to Elizabeth's family and to those that knew her. I hope there is comfort knowing that Elizabeth has touched the lives of many that did and did not know her.
You will be inclucded in my prayers forever.....May you rest in peace and hopefully I will have the opportunity to meet you when we all join hands at our last Guardmount.
i didnt get the pleasure to serve with you, i hear nothing but the best, you will not be forgotten.
I served at bucca with "Liz", she was easily one of the best people I have ever known. (congatulations Anna)
Liz, I don't know how many times we've talked on here, but I'm sure that I've left only the best of conversations we've had, with the best of information. Anyhow, I got back from Iraq for a second time on the 20th. I thank you for getting me there and back safe. You provide such a source of inspiration, and a legacy for all women in, retired from, or even those who are thinking of our career field as an option, to live up to. There will never be another Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson. Not one with the spirit and the passion that you developed over the years you graced the "Blue Beret" with such honor. Not only am I honored to be your friend, but also to call you "sister" in my family, as well as the long lived family of USAF Security Forces. You will never be forgotten, your always in our hearts.
I regret never having met you, I'm sure that it would have been an honor. I'm security forces stationed at Malmstrom AFB, missle cop. I haven't been to the sandbox yet, but I hope to be able to go and do my part for our country. HUA!
As you know I gave my first born daughter your name... I know you were with me when she was born.. I could feel you there....you were my focal point during labor and helped me stay strong, thank you. I miss you so much and still think about you everday... there will always be a hole in my heart without you... I love you
I was deployed to camp Bucca with Amn Jacobson, although I never got to know her very much. I saw her around during our training and while we were in theater, and she always had a smile on her face. I was in one of our detention towers when they brought here back in the casket with the American flag draped across it. That experience gave me such a respect for all of our fellow troops and what they go through, and more of what the families go through that I knelt down on both my knees right then and there and said a prayer that all the troops stay safe, and I also blessed the families that there mourning and sadness would be comforted. That the families would know that one day they will see their loved ones that passed away in Gods kingdom, and will be able to spend all of eternity with them.
I was deployed with Elizabeth at Camp Bucca. I know that neither myself nor the rest of our fellow airmen will ever forget Elizabeth Jacobson, whether she was known to us personally or by her deeds alone. September 28th is a day that has been etched into us all.
Serving with you at Camp Bucca was an honor I'll never forget. You will never be forgotten.
Only the good die young! Liz you silly thing. Keep watching out for us!
Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. Love & Miss You,
Elizabeth had touched my heart the day when my own daughter Amanda informed me of her friends passing in Iraq.She was highly devastated.
They were friends and both stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.I am Amanda's father.
And i am very proud of all our forces and wish to pass on to the family and friends my sincere condolences.
You are admired and thought of on a daily basis. Current and future SF members will continue to learn from your actions that horrible day. Thanks for your dedication to our branch of service, our country, and to the whole Security Forces team.
Elizabeth, you truely represented the core values of the United States Air Force: Integrity, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do. I have always been proud to wear the uniform but have renewed a deeper dedication because of soldiers like yourself. You have inspired all who wear the beret to continue the defense of this great nation as you have done by paying the ultimate sacrifice. We're all proud of the courage, patriotism and love you have given this country. God bless you and your loved ones.
First of all my condolences go out to Elizabeth's family and friends.
Secondly I would like to personnally thank Elizabeth and her many fellow soldiers who put their lives on the line to help keep the war out of not only the USA but also out of Canada and the rest of the free world.Preserving our freedom and our way of life.
You where missed by all when I arrived at Camp Bucca. Your service will be remembered. My condolences to your family.
I was told about Elizabeth by her mother and I extend my condolences to the family for your loss
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
—1 Corinthians 15:54
dios te tenga en su gloria,joven soldado, junto a los heroes,porque el que muere por una buena causa es un heroe,y tu eres uno,rest in peace....
I attended US Air Force Technical Training with Amn Jacobson. Thank you for your service in keeping America Free. As a disabled veteran my self, I know the reality of this war. You are a hero and I am proud to have been beside you learning in Technical School Training. My gratitude to your service for this country and heart felt sympathy goes out to your family and friends. I will miss you, Amn. Jacobson, Defensor Fortus, Hua!
A1C Jascobson, I was in Kuwait when the tradgedy happened. I met your best friend who escorted you back home for your eternal rest. I was proud to be on the Honer Guard team who escorted you back on to the C17 that took you home. You will be missed very much and what you have given to the Air Force and to our carrer field will be felt for a lifetime. I personally thank you for being a great Security Forces member and doing the job you were trained to do. All of my prayers are with your family.
SSgt Peerman/72 SFS/Tinker AFB
I have never met A1C Jacobson; I just know her through the story passed along of her tragic passing. Truly what a loss! The day she was killed she instantly represented hundreds of Security Forces women that came before her, are still here, and still to come. She represents our bravery and our many sacrifices that we've all accepted when we put on our beret.
God Bless Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson and all her LOVED ones. Her Life & Love of Country Inspire me. Thank You Elizabeth for your ultimate LOVE.
Thank You for all you have done .
I was in the AOR also providing convoy security when she was taken from us. The Security Forces family will never forget Amn Jacobson. My thought and prayers go out to your family.
Security Forces Brother in Arms
I think about her everyday. Miss You!!!
I was not lucky enough to know Amn Jacobson but did meet her once. I outprocessed her from Lackland AFB when she was leaving for Goodfellow AFB. I was also deployed to the same location as her and was in the AOR when she was taken from us. The loss of Amn Jacobson was felt throughout the whole base and by every country represented on that base. The Security Police family will never forget Amn Jacobson.
I was a civilian Firefighter at Camp Bucca at the time AIC Jacobson was there. I saw her often in the DFAC though I never spoke with her. AIC Jacobson provided convoy security for our movements to Kuwait. She stood tall and protected us with great profesionalism. She was a credit to the US,to the Air Force, to her unit and to her family. I will forever be indebted for the safety she provided. I will raise my children to know that their father was protected by brave young women like AIC Jacobson. I am not much for prayer but I did say a prayer the day of her memorial and she will always be in my thoughts. To the family I can't offer much more than heart felt thank you and my condolences for your loss. AIC Jacobson you will never be forgotten.
2nd Tank Bn.
2nd Mar. Div
Camp Bucca Fire Dept
Its been over a year since you left us. Baker and I went back to Iraq, back to Bucca. We saw your street sign, and always thought of you before our convoy's. i miss your smile and laugh. Rest in peace Liz. Your SF Brother.
Sorry for the long entry, but this is an email I sent to my family and friends the day I attended A1C Jacobson's memorial in Kuwait. It was heart-wrenching, but very professional and honorable at the same time...
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 1:46 PM
Subject: My day today
Today we had the official memorial service for the young lady from here that was killed last week near Camp Bucca, Iraq (just over the border from us) during a convoy mission. Since it was very moving for me (for more than one reason) and since I keep thinking about it, I figured I might as well tell you about it and share some of my thoughts. I am writing this because I know I will feel better after I get this out. Just bear with me.
First of all her name was Airman First Class Elizabeth (Liz) Nicole Jacobson (26 Mar 1984 – 28 Sep 2005). Her memorial service took place at our new chapel building here at Ali Al Salem. I got there about 15 minutes before 1:00 p.m. and the first thing I noticed was her helmet sitting on top of her M-16 (which was upside down) in a pile of sandbags with her dog tags hanging off of it, and her boots sitting in front of it all. They were small boots, and I immediately thought of my daughters back home. A1C Jacobson was some father’s little girl, and my heart really goes out to that man wherever he is. As the crowd began to assemble Lt Paslay played his piano softly. I noticed her fellow Security Forces brethren were standing in formation to the right side of the sanctuary. They all looked very serious. On my left sat SMSgt Jim Sedoris and on my right was TSgt Mike Collings. I wondered what each of them were thinking during all of this. Sgt Sedoris has a son in the Army (that he fortunately got to see last week here in Kuwait) who is on his way to Iraq, while Sgt Collings’ wife is pregnant at home with his unborn child.
The ceremony started with Chaplain Tinnon welcoming everyone and saying an opening prayer. It was nice. Then our Wing Commander, Col Timothy Hale took the podium and gave an outstanding tribute to A1C Jacobson. He spoke of her character, her strength, and her willingness to give her all for the cause of freedom. You could tell he was a Christian man who takes his faith very seriously. I liked hearing him quote from the Bible and speaking of A1C Jacobson as if she were one of his own. At one point he had to choke back tears while he talked about her great sacrifice and devotion to duty. No doubt he was thinking of his own family back home, too. I was impressed by him immensely. He finished, took his seat, and then Lt Paslay played a musical tribute to A1C Jacobson. Boy was that tough. I remember hearing America the Beautiful and I had to look away from her makeshift memorial and focus on the pen I was holding in my hand so I wouldn’t start tearing up.
After the musical tribute was done two individuals from her unit came to the podium to tell us a little bit about “Liz”. The first was Lt Col Briar, her commanding officer at Camp Bucca. He, too, was a man of unshakeable faith and he talked candidly about how she was a spitfire, ready to do any job she was given. He told us how proud she was to be doing what she was doing, and that she had told him personally that the training she received prepared her well. She was full of energy and always smiling, bringing the morale up to all her team. I could tell he was very moved by all of this, and I am sure his heart was broken seeing one of his own pay the ultimate price. He, too, quoted the Bible easily and told us he took comfort in Jesus’ words “Blessed are the peacemakers”. I was also impressed by him when he said that he called A1C Jacobson’s dad after this happened and they “grieved together”. He used the word “together”; I know that must have been a very hard call to make.
Next up was SSgt Katrina Hunt, A1C Jacobson’s supervisor and personal friend from their stateside base. She shared with us how Liz was taking care of her 15 year old sister and would often ask Sgt Hunt for advice (since she had two kids of her own). She started to cry as she told of her visit with Liz the day before the accident and my heart broke for her. She came over here with Liz, but will now have to go home without her. They had plans to celebrate Liz’s 22nd birthday in March when they got home. She talked about how Liz wanted to have two kids someday and how she wanted to die happy and well loved. It was hard listening to her talk about her friend.
During all of this I could not help but think about Sgt Sedoris sitting beside me, how he must be heavy-hearted himself with his son heading off to the front lines. I felt like I could hear his heart beating, but that was probably mine. I was thinking of my own daughters back home, and how they are venturing out into the world more and more and I can’t be there to protect them. It is hard. Once Sgt Hunt sat down, Chaplain Milliken gave a nice “Message of Hope” and shared the gospel with the crowd. He was a good speaker, and you could tell what he said was heartfelt. After he sat down, Chaplain Tinnon gave a final tribute to A1C Jacobson. He told a story of a pastor in Kentucky who happened on a military funeral for a young man in Lexington, Kentucky. He said the pastor didn’t know the young man, but was compelled to stay for the funeral and even follow the hearst to the graveyard. It was there, after the ceremony was done, that he sought out the parents of the young man who had sacrificed his life for this country. He felt the need to personally thank them for their son’s sacrifice, and he wanted to tell their son “Thanks. Thanks a lot.” It was this young man’s sacrifice that affected his own children, himself, and this entire country. Once Chaplain Tinnon concluded the story, he turned to A1C Jacobson’s makeshift memorial and simply said “Thanks. Thanks a lot.” I couldn’t help but tear up then.
After that, the security forces that were still standing in formation were called to Attention for A1C Jacobson’s final Roll Call. One by one he called off every name of the men in formation, and one by one they all said “Here” when their name was called. Then he called out “Airman Jacobson”. No answer. Again he called her name “A1C Jacobson.” No answer. He again called out her name, but this time his voice was audibly cracking and he was holding back the tears. “Airman First Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson.” No answer. He then smartly did an About Face and stared straight forward. Everyone was sniffling by this time. Then Amazing Grace was played as an Honor Guard member marched up the middle aisle with a folded flag in his hands. When he reached her memorial, he sat it on the sandbags, saluted, and walked away. I couldn’t even watch him do this because it was getting way too hard to watch (at least for me). As soon as the song was finished, Security Force troops outside the building immediately rendered her a 21 gun salute, which was followed by TAPS being played.
The ceremony ended with Col Hale leading the way. He approached her memorial, said a silent prayer, paid his last respects, and saluted crisply. Each of us after that went up one by one to render our last respects and final salutes. It was one of the most moving experiences in my life that I will never, ever forget. I must admit I was hoping to not have to go through anything like this over here, but what can I say. It is the very least that I can do for someone who gave her everything for the pursuit of freedom and our great nation. She truly was a hero in every sense of the word and she makes me proud to be in the service of my country. My children live in a world that others can only dream about, and it is because of the sacrifices of men and women just like A1C Jacobson.
Rest in Peace! My prayers and those of my family will include your name. God Bless and keep you always.
I was browsing for Security Forces information, when I came across your webpage. I am a retired Security Forces member (E-7, 2004) I am always saddened to see a bright future be shortened by tragedy. It appears you had many friends and collegues who thought highly of you. Thank you for giving your life for the future security of a country and it's people you barely knew. You defined "Defensor Fortis" (Defender of the Force).
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I am a former AF Security Policeman and to see someone as young as she was, brings my heart deep sadness.
A1C Jacobson left a legacy, one of hope and honor, especially for females of the Security Forces career field. Most of us did not choose this field, but even so, I still wear my beret with honor and pride every single day while serving. Whether it be here at home station or in Iraq. I am honored to have gotten to even step foot at Camp Bucca, Iraq, where A1C Jacobson had been just months prior to my arrival there. I wish there could be more people like her serving in our military. May she rest in peace and may we all learn from her ambition.
I only met you once but i can tell you were a wonderful person.. we love you and will never forget you...
I just want to say god bless to the family and friends of A1C Jacobson. I recently seperated from the air force, and my husband is currently in Iraq serving his second term there. I could not imagine my life without him. He is also security forces, and I pray for him and all others currently there and who have served in the military. I pray for all the families as well. May god bless you always! And thank you to Elizabeth and all others who has lost their lifes for our country.
God bless the young men and women like Elizabeth and her fellow warriors.
I'm sure the world is a far better place because of Elizabeth, as I'm sure she will be missed by those that love her.
"God bless you young lady...and thank you for your love of freedom and your sacrifice so that others might know it."
Rest in peace...
My name is Mark Gonzalez I went to Text school with Elizabeth. I never knew she pasted away until today, my prayer go out to you.
Mark Gonzalez/ RAf Lakenheath Uk
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Liz, As a prior enlisted E-7 and now Major with 23 years, I'm extremely proud of your courage and appreciate you and your family's sacrifice. As OPS Officer, I deploy 100s on a regular basis. Your picture hangs on my wall; many have asked "who is that?" - - I tell them MY HERO and tell your story. God Bless!
Even though I never met you, I've known your grandmother for many years. My deepest sympathy go out to your family in Florida, New York, California and everywhere they may be. Thank you for living by your convictions and I can only hope your death will not go unnoticed, because I can see by all the signatures in this Guest Book you were a very special person.
hey im alisha liza's lil cuzin. we all miss her a lot, but we are proud of her for pretecting our contrie. also i am not happy that she died but im happy that she died doing what she wanted.
Liz it has been over a year since you passed on. I said a prayer for you on the 28th of September. I bumped into Jennifer and heard Anna was out of the service. You two were trouble any way you can put it. I will never forget the sacrifice you gave...your friend
My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Security Forces, Lt. Col., USAF, Retired
May God be with you and bless your family.
My sincere condolences to Grandmother Sondra, family and friends, A1C Jacobson's service and sacrifice, signifies the spirit of the Forces. Elizabeth, has touched many lives, and has opened our eyes of the world.You have touched my heart & have blessed me with the honored words of courage and strength that are sent to you by many.I am honored to make this tribute and to have been blessed that you have touched my heart.
Dear Elizabeth: A lot of time has passed since you were taken from us. I guess G-d had bigger and beetter plans for you and needed you at his gate to Heaven. The pain and sorrow I carry with me each and every day is hard. The thought of how you grew into such a beautiful, spirited and self-assured person and one that was very proud of what she was doing is what I will remember the most. Everyone knows how much you are missed. You were without a doubt a very special and beautiful granddaughter, i think of you everyday, and I will carry your memory in my heart forever. Love, Grandpa Cos
I was not at Goodfellow but I was the "lone SF" at the 311th, GAFB's GSU in Monterey, traveled to San Angelo to many times to count (96-2003). Retired now (OIF Vet 03-04)
We probably traveled the same routes in Iraq and Kuwait. May God watch over you and protect you.
Thank you for all you did.
You will never be forgotten here at the 17 SFS. Our south gate proudly bears your name and picture as does a memorial at the entrance to our squadron. I remember our last conversation before you left - you were so excited to go see what it was all about. I was so proud of you - you will be missed --- Family - Pls stay in touch!
My condolences to the family. A1C Jacobson's service and sacrifice embodies the spirit of the Security Forces. She has made me proud/honored to have worn the Blue Beret.
I was very sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and carry you through this tragic time.
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. An Angel both on earth and now in heaven. What many of us Americans take for granted you helped preserve. I thank you and all who serve. Amen.
Thank you for your dedication and service. I deploy to Camp Bucca Iraq on Feb. 18th 2007, with the 1st Security force squadron. You are my HERO and many other airman hero also, Thank you
I just want to leave my condolences. She's in a better place now.
SSgt Joe Ogletree
My heart goes out to your family, friends, and fellow Defenders. When one of us falls we all are lessened, but we try to go on and honor the sacrifice with our service and making the most of the time we have in our own lives. I know this does not help ease the loss of a loved one, but I'll do my best.
Hi, My name is Kristen and I just wanted to say I deeply sorry for your loss. I am leaving in Feb. to join the Great United States Air Force. I am so honored that your daughter served our great country, especially in the Air Force. I just recently purchased a memorial bracelet on memorialbracelets.com with your daughters name on it. I would love to hear more about your lovely daughter. I will be so honored to wear it everyday !!
God Bless your family.
Although I never met your daughter, I heard a lot about her from those who were at Camp Bucca with her. I arrived at Camp Bucca shortly after her death. My prayers are with your family.
Although I never knew your daughter, her death touched me deeply. I have been a Security Forces Member for 9 years now and am very proud of the job that I do. I was at Lackland AFB in January and I came across a memorial bracelet in the local BX with Elizabeth's name on it. My eyes welled up with tears as I purchased the bracelet that I wear to honor Elizabeth. When people ask me who she is, I tell the story of your daughter and I am proud to represent my fellow SF sister. May God bless your family and may He comfort you in your deepest time of need.
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.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your daughter Elizabeth. I never met her, but I am deeply touched by her story. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of her. Please remember those wonderful times and be proud of how she served our country.
I just found this site about Elizabeth ... AIC Jacobson. I can not imagine the grief and sorrow in your hearts. I want to thank you for your sacrifice and Elizabeth's ultimate gift.
May you be blessed by God and always be remebered by those who knew you, may your spirit always watch over those who, like you, are proudly serving our country. God Bless and may you greet us all when we arrive at our final station.
May the Lord bless Liz's sister and her grandparents. Surely she is in God's arms now.
I wish to thank all those who have written in Elizabeth's Guest Book and have expressed their condolences. Your support and kind words over this past year have been extremely helpful to me and my family. Knowing that you all care, still care, and will continue to care means so much to us. I cannot express how much the outpouring of concern and love has touched our hearts. You have made an unbearable situation tolerable. You have made me realize that although Elizabeth no longer walks on Earth, she will be forever remembered by you. From those who have put her name in a tattoo on their bodies, those of you who have emblazoned your vehicles, and those of you who have named your children after my granddaughter, your letters, your emails and your pictures have kept me going. The dedication of the Goodfellow Gate (Jacobson Gate),The Lackland Honors (Jacobson Training Center), The Elizabeth N. Jacobson Expeditionary Award, The dedicated Library Memorial at Lackland, the Mural on the Wall in Iraq, shows how much you all thought of Elizabeth and I thank you. But more than anything, the beautiful letters you have written in her Guest Book shall be cherished forever. Please feel free to write to me at anytime, and I will answer you as I know that Elizabeth had many friends, and you all are a part of my life forever. I invite each and everyone of you to visit her grave site which is located at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Copans Road in Pompano Beach, Florida, and she was laid to rest underneath where the Air Force Flag proudly flies. I can be reached by visiting her site www.airmanjacobson.com. For any of you who would like her life in pictures, please go to the site to visit her and write me a note and I will be glad to send you the album of her life up and through her first anniversary memorial. If you have pictures you want to include, just contact me. With love to you all and of course, Elizabeth, you are always in my heart, my soul, and on my mind...when I first wake in the morning, and the last thought when I go to bed each night. Good night my wonderful Granddaughter, I love you, Gram
To Liz's family:
I delivered the message at Liz's Memorial Service at Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait. I remember the hundreds of airmen and other military personnel having attended to pay tribute to their fallen comrade and friend. I'd like to offer the following prayer as a means of providing you some words of comfort as you remember the loss of your loved one.
Gracious God, You've helped us through marriages, childbirth and repeated family crises. You're wonderfully strong and loving. How grateful we are You inspire us through the lives of those we love. We thank You for Liz's life among us and honor her memory even as we pray.
Once again, O God, we ask for Your help. Console us in our grief. Wrap Your loving arms around us
so we might sense Your presence near. Restore us to wholeness that we might bless Your name for having helped us in our time of sadness.
Hear our prayer. Amen.
Chaplain, Colonel, Paul R. Milliken
USAFR, Robins AFB, GA
I often heard that losing a loved one was the same as losing one of your own, such as police men, fire men or soldier. I believe this to be true. We don't remember to find the time and think about how blessed we are that there are many men and women serving our country for our freedom and take these things for granted. My mother called me today to tell me that she was reading an article in the Palm Beach Post about A1c Elizabeth Jacobson, I said to her "mom just last year while at Lackland AFB, I found out who she was" and my eyes welt up with tears as I heard my mothers voice shake and not be able to speak. It was fear that I heard in her voice. I quickly said to her "Mom i'm 32 years old and have had children and loved, god bless this poor young women who didn't have that opportunity" my mother said to me "I beleive in my heart that this is what truly makes you such a special part of the USAF that you would gladly give your life for this country, but I can't help but feel the ache in my heart as a parent as to how much her parents hurt". Although I did not know your daughter, my heart sank today as my mother reminded of her death. so much to offer this country and no time left. The lord has a special place for your child and your family and all those who have and will continue to lose the their lives in this battle that we believe in so deeply.
I find myself remembering and honoring AIC Jacobson and SGT Morin who both sacrificed all. Even though I did not get to know them while stationed at Bucca, I applaud their sense of duty and honor and their untimely sacrifice for God and Country.
To the family of Elizabeth, I didnt know her personally but her story just touched my heart. The pain may never go away, but with time God will help to ease it. May God bless you and your family each and everyday. Rest assured knowing she is in a better place where she will never have to fight, or hurt anymore
I can hardly believe it has been one year ago that Liz passed. I sure wish I could have attended her Memorial Service and honored her passing. I did ensure that I said a prayer for her and her family and friends. She was not and never will be forgotten. God bless her soul and her family and may she rest in peace.
It's been a year and a day, although for me it feels like yesterday. Most of the time I try and push it all back and pretend it isn't real. It's still really hard for me, I haven't been able to make another friend since you've been gone. No one could ever compare to you. It's been so hard for me too, you know with our wedding,my birthday and our baby. I hope you are happy to know we are naming her Brooklyn Elizabeth, your namesake shall live forever because I will make sure people don't forget what an amazing person you were. Please stay with me, watch over me and my family, I need you here with me. I love you so much and I miss you more then I ever thought imagineable. Rest in peace.
My heart felt sorrow to all my cousins, and May G-d Bless you all.
All my love,
Lisa Jill Levitin
God Bless your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I did not know Liz, only seen her face a few times while deployed to Camp Bucca. But, her tragic loss will not be forgotten. She seems to have left quite a mark on all of us who were deployed, and I can only imagine how she impacted family and friends.
Thank you for everthing you did for us may you RIP
Thank you for your sevices over seas. It is greatly appreciated by many! My prayers are with you and your family.
My heart and prayers are with you. I'm very glad I got to know about the wonderful things your daughter has done. God bless you all.
In remembrance of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson on this 1st anniversary of the day, she gave her life for our Country and for Freedom. A Multitude of Thanks, for her Courage, Dedication and Service.
Rest In Peace Elizabeth, in God's Loving Care and may God's Grace and comfort continue to be with the Jacobson family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
My brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967
Surely He hath borne our grief, and carried our sorrow.
May the memories and the love of Elizabeth, remain in your heart always.
I am so sorry for your loss.
It is hard to believe that it has only been one year where in my heart it feels like an eternity. My heart aches as i feel responsible in some ways. my gratefulness to those who help this troop grow up to be one of the finest people i will ever know. until we meet again.
Left on the anniversary of Liz's death to remember this angel... we will never forget.
Someone’s Gotta Do It
Every now and then, when the days are long and hot and the nights are quiet here in the desert, I tend to reflect on those people in the Air Force that have inspired me. September 28, 2006 is rapidly approaching and while most would say that date has no particular meaning; to myself and maybe a few others here and around the globe, it has a very strong meaning. Some will ask, what makes September 28th a day to remember, or one some of us wish never happened or we could forget? Isn’t it just like any other day? To those people I reply, September 28th is a day for remembrance of a co-worker and friend lost; an annual reflection of a simply outstanding Airman and the principles which made her unforgettable. The Airman I speak of is Airman First Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson.
Some will ask why I remember Airman Jacobson on the day she died… it is not because of her death that I remember her, but because of the way she lived. She, more than any other Airman I can remember, epitomized and embodied the Air Force Core Values; Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. She was a walking poster for the Air Force Core Values; in my mind and in the minds of many others who knew her.
I met Airman Jacobson, her friends called her Liz, in early April 2005, at Fort Lewis, Washington during detention training prior to a deployment to Camp Bucca, Iraq. Prior to our meeting, she was assigned to the 17 SFS at Goodfellow AFB, Texas and had been in the Air Force for approximately two years. The pending deployment would be her first. Upon arrival at Fort Lewis, as platoon sergeant for Alpha Platoon in Alpha Company, I made it my mission to not only know every single person in Alpha Platoon, but Alpha Company as well. During this journey I met Liz. The first thing I remember about her, was her vibrant and happy personality, with a take charge Chief Master Sergeant-like attitude; that, at the time, stood out above most of her peers and some superior in rank.
It was at Camp Bucca that she showed me, and many other supervisors, what an amazing person and Airman she was. She was a role model to many who knew her because of her tenacity to get the job done. No matter how it may have affected her personally… the Air Force mission always came first to her. A few examples of her service I remember are: one day, while at work, in 120 degree heat while posted in an open-air perimeter tower (i.e. no windows and no air conditioning) during a blinding sandstorm, I was on patrol and checking on the perimeter tower personnel who were all hunkered down, most of which were barely able to see due to the driving sand which was being perfectly forced up and through the towers from the perimeter sand berm. I found Airman Jacobson, fighting the wind utilizing the tower door to block the driving sand so she could continue to watch her area with the tenacity she had become known for. As I approached her position, she turned and looked at my position, and gave me a smile and a thumbs up, all-the-while fighting the driving wind and sand, never letting a sandstorm hurt the mission. Every other Airman and some NCOs that day and many other similar days, were miserable—fighting a loosing battle against the driving, stinging sand, but here she was, happy, proud and content as could be. I asked her afterwards why, in the fury of this sandstorm while others were so miserable, was she was so happy and smiling… her answer was… she thought it was the only thing she could do at the time. That’s the kind of Airman she was.
Another story I’ll never forget about Airman Jacobson is, one day in early August, flight leadership came into the guardmount tent and related they were looking for some female Airmen to go to the convoy section. All of the other female Airmen said “No” because they knew what that meant… fewer days off, much longer working hours and even harder working conditions. Airman Jacobson was the only one who said “Yes” and volunteered knowing she would be leaving a much safer job for one that could be much more dangerous. When she volunteered, I walked up to her and asked her why she would want to do that job; in my mind I already knew her answer, but had to hear it one more time from her. With a smile on her face, her reply … “Someone’s gotta do it.” Again, she knew what the possibilities were and volunteered to do a more dangerous, more time consuming, and more strenuous job instead of completing the job she was already assigned.
Liz died on September 28, 2005, two weeks after being reassigned to the convoy section, from an improvised explosive device while riding in a convoy near Camp Bucca, Iraq. She was 21 years old. She was the first female Airman to loose her life in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the first Security Forces to die during wartime since the Vietnam War. Unfortunately, since that day, the Air Force has lost three other Security Forces personnel, and as I write this, a total of 2991 other military personnel as well in the war on terror. Airman Jacobson’s legacy has been forever more remembered by the Air Force. An installation entry control point at Goodfellow AFB was renamed in her honor and the Air Force has approved an Air Force level annual award, in her name, for Expeditionary Excellence for the top first-term Security Forces Airman. In my opinion, anyone who is being put in for this award has big shoes to fill.
A few months ago, while at pre-deployment training at Silver Flag Alpha, I was listening to a group of Airmen ask each other if they would jump on a grenade to save the others within their group. Almost to a person, they all said “No.” One of them replied something to the effect of, if he did, then maybe the Air Force would name a gate after him. I tried to explain to him again, as I had the previous day, that it wasn’t how she died, but how she lived that made her legacy what it was. Unfortunately, I probably never did get the point across I was trying to make… that Airman Jacobson and people like her are what the Air Force Core Values are all about and that was the reason she had been honored and remembered by the Air Force.
I have thought over the last year how I could remember Liz, and what she did for me and the many others for the short time we knew her. I can not only wear a KIA bracelet with her name, but I must celebrate her life, every September 28, from now on. This is why that day is special to me… not because of her death, but because of her way of life and happiness which I have tried to carry on in her memory. God Bless Airman Jacobson, her family, friends and any others lost during this war on terror. Their loss will never be forgotten…
So it's 1 year today, for us in Iraq, and elsewhere that remember the fateful events. I know as my sister in arms as well as my sister in life, that you are forever missed, but never forgotten. Your spirit lives on not only in Security Forces, but the whole AF, who thanked you for "doing what we do" as Cops, or wearers of the "Blue Beret". I'll never forget you, I wear the bracelet that bears your name, and I feel that you guide not only me, but every cop to better themselves in their mission, and in their life, because that's where you came from, and we have seen the hero and patriot you became in the long run. God bless you, Elizabeth. I love you sis, may you rest in peace, till we meet again.
I'm proud of All of our young soldiers, but to see such a thing as this hurts as bad as the things I saw during Nam, perhaps God as called her to help with all the innocent children he is having to cope with, Peace be with all
Deepest sympathy to Elizabeth's family and My deepest thanks to Elizabeth and her fammily for their sacrifice on behalf of our country. She and all who serve are the true heroes.
God bless this fine young woman and comfort her family.She is a credit to all Americans and an example of what Americans should be.
From my family to yours, you will be in our prayers. God Bless!!! She is in a better place now.
Thank you for your sweetness and service Elizabeth. As a veteran of another war I salute you. May your friends and family feel blessed for knowing you. Rest in Peace.
To the family of Elizabeth Jacobson. Your loved one died a hero serving her Country. She is in God's loving arms now. Bless her family she left behind. She will not be forgotten.
To the Jacobson family and friends:
I had the honor of meeting Liz in Ft. Lewis prior to the Bucca deployment. I got ill with appendacitis and had nobody there for me.. EXCEPT Liz!! She was sweet and thoughtful enough to bring me things from the shoppette. She made me laugh, even though it hurt so much. You raised a great daughter and a friend to everyone. I miss her and wished I would have gotten to know her more.
God bless you!
Dear Elizabeth and the Jacobson Family,
I never had the pleasure to meet you Liz, but I think if I did we would have had a million laughs. I am with the U.S. Army and arrived to Camp Bucca shortly after the tragic event and I have had the pleasure to work with the 586th ESFS/U.S. Air Force. It is an honor to fight the War on Terror with fine airmen like yourself. Let me make one thing clear A1C Elizabeth Jacobson, you and SGT Steve Morin are missed and not forgotten!!! It is because of outstanding individuals like yourselves and the sacrifices that you have made, that help give us the courage to continue to fight for America's Freedom. To the Jacobson Family, I SALUTE YOU. Thank you for all of your sacrifices as well. It is an honor to have you as apart of the Military family. To A1C Jacobson, I SALUTE YOU. God Bless and God Speed.
To Elizabeth's Family - I have visited her 'Guest Book' several times during the last year. You have met my son; he was at the gate dedication @ Goodfellow AFB. I don't know if our paths will ever cross; but please know Elizabeth's contribution to this nation's defense and freedom will forever be appreciated and honored. My son is in Iraq, again. My prayers for you and for him are ever stronger. I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth in this life. She will be one of the first I look for, in the next. May God's blessings be with all of you.
With deepest sympathy, respect and honor to her memory. Thank you, A1C Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson. Rest in peace.
I'm truly sorry that I didn't hear about your tragic loss of life.My prayers go to your family and friends.I'm sure that your duty to country and your contributions to the Air Force Police will never be forgotten.
I spent 14 years as an Air Force SecurityPoliceman and I know the duties/hardships that you've endured.
You are a part of The Thin Blue Line and I'll never forget you.
Patrolman D.E. Felsburg
Well Liz, it's almost been a year and there hasn't been a day I have not thought about you. I'll never forget the last few weeks Steve-O and I spent with you and Gabby before your training. I remeber how nervous we were but how we made the best of it.
I'll never forget the "ski lodge" experience or your futon and the attack kitten. Thanks for being there for me time and time again; from Eddie's place the first time we met to midnight gatherings in the middle of the week at your house. I can never listen to Ani DiFranco without a tear coming to my eye, I think about you everytime I hear her voice.
Love you girl and miss you dearly.
r.i.p. you will never be forgotten.
The last time I saw you you were smiling and happy. Thats how I'll always remember you.
There are no words to comfort parents and family members on the death of their child. I know it helps when the child died in service to the country, which brings great honor to the family. I know because our only child, Sgt. Joseph Nurre, was killed in Iraq on August 21, 2005. I heard your conversation with Hugh Hewitt and came to Elizabeth's web site to pay my respects. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Love and Peace,
We were friends in tech school, then Ft. Lewis, and finally Camp Bucca. Your memory carries on with me everyday. From your smiles to your ever ready wit. They say the good die young and you were too young, but your sacrifice has paved the way for so may people. You are missed and loved your our guardian angel watching over us. Rest in Peace.
Freedom is never free, thank you for paying the ultimate price for your country, you are a wonderful example of what an American truly is and should be. God Bless
Elizabeth, may god bless you and hold you close to him. Your sacrifice is an expression of great love of country and freedom. We as Americans are very privilaged to have such young people as yourself and others who have made like sacrifices for the cause of freedom. Thank you for your service to America.
I'm sure God has welcomed you with open arms and has given you the peace you so deserve. Thank you.
Our hearts go with you and your family. Thank you so very very much for all that you've done for America. We love you ALL.
I heard your father on the radio today (I could hear the love and pride in his voice) and I want to reiterate ... Your service and sacrifice to this county will not be in vain. There are many of us out here praying daily for our brave service men and women and are grateful for keeping us safe. Rest in peace and God bless your family for your sacrifice in the name of freedom and liberty!
Warrior Sister - may you be resting in peace, may the lord grant your family and friends solice. I remember our brief encounters at Ft Lewis and Bucca, your smiles spread joy and happiness in a miserable place. Your time with us was cut short but your memory will never fade. Your pictures grace the walls of Silver Flag Alpha and your memory lives on in the glorious story told about you across the AF and the world. God Bless you and your family!
Compound 9 Camp Bucca Jun 05/Jan 06
I WAS AT FORT LEWIS WITH LIZ FOR DETAINEE OPS TRAINING AND DEPLOYED WITH HER TO CAMP BUCCA THIS PAST YEAR. SHE WAS ALWAYS THE HAPPY, SMILING GIRL AND SHE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY BY ALL!
EVEN THOUGH I NEVER MET AIRMAN JACOBSON, IT’S AS IF I KNEW HER ALL MY LIFE WITH THE SORROW I FEEL WITH HER PASSING. IN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE ONE OF THE THINGS I HOLD DEAREST TO ME IS THE KINSHIP I FEEL FOR ALL WHO REPRESENT THE SF IN THE AIR FORCE. I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO ENDURE THIS LINE OF WORK AND I KNOW THAT WE ARE A RARE BREED WHO MUST STICK TOGETHER. SO MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE JACOBSON FAMILY, AND TO MY FALLEN COMRADE YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Well Liz it has almost been a year and I wanted you to know that I am now happily married. I miss you and think about you everyday. I look forward to that day we will meet again. Love you and wish you were here.
My God bless the family of A1C Jacobson. Thank you for your service and dedication to our great Country.
SSgt. J.A. Hosfeld
USAF Security Police
Desert Storm Vet.
I shall endeavor to do my best the rest of my life to honor the memory of such a selfless human being. Ladies and Gentelmen, this I have learned from Elizabeth and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. What we do in this brief moment of life given to us on this planet, will echo throughout the corridors of time and the results of our actions or inaction will rest squarely (for better or worse) on those generations to come, 50,150,200 years from now. Our fore fathers knew this inuitively and I know without a doubt, that Ms. Elizebeth knew and lived by the same. May God guide our hearts and minds during thid present war.
TSgt Clay Smith
No words can really express how great your loss has been or will be as years pass. Please accept my condolences, and my appreciation for Elizabeth's Bravery and Courage in serving her fellow Airmen and also all of mankind in our quest for Freedom and Safety in this World. I hope you will find some measure of comfort in knowing how loved and respected she was to all whom she met. Although I did not know her personally, I have met many who have also served with great Courage and Gallantry during my service with my fellow Airmen in Vietnam. God bless and protect them all.
The Memory I will always have is when we frist got on the plane to go to Iraq you set a sit in front of me and my friend and you truned to us and asked us a question. Thanks for your sacrifice you made it was a honor to serve with you. That smiled is forever engraved in my mind thanks for that memory.
I arrived to Camp Bucca, Iraq about 1 1/2 weeks after A1C Jacobsen's passing. Since then I have worked with her co-workers, seen her in slide shows and came to know her even though I've never met her. I just wanted to say I'm sorry to her family and that what I've heard; Liz was a great SF troop, daughter, sister and friend. I wish I could have met her. Take care and God Bless you all.
It is obvious that Ms. Jacobson was a lover of peace. It is something she felt passionate about, so much so, she wanted to defend her country in the name of peace. The unfairness of death can be most diffucult to bear. In the Bible, we learn that it is possible to be reunited with our dear loved ones in the near future. This hope benefits us right here on the earth. Imagine how joyful Elizabeth will be in an earth filled with peaceful, righteous conditions! Ps. 37:9,10 reassures us, "And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace."
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Elizabeth. Your service and sacrifice for our Nation and our service are above and beyond the call of duty and will not be forgotten. God bless the Air Force Security Police. Robert Buchholz, Tsgt, (Ret), USAF
Elizabeth, i just want to say thank you for serving our country and being so brave, im about to go to tech school for your same job, i will take pride in it and never forget about you, although your just a stranger to me, your my hero and you and your family will always be in my prayers.
You and your family members honor, pride, sacrifice and lost HAS NOT and will NEVER go unappreciated and unnoticed. You are a hero to many of us. Your an inspiration to many.
As a fellow SF member I understand the words duty, and honor. we have it in our field, and most times it hides from us and disappears with our job. rest assured that you have brought a new meaning to both, and that you are respected and admired by all who serve in air force security forces
Liz, wow, it's been 10 months and it's still hard for me to believe that you're really gone. I remember when you came to our flight in boot camp. It took me awhile to warm up to you, you just came in with such a strong presence and energy, but by the end we all loved you. You were the light and energy of our flight that made it so special. I wish I had kept in better touch with you, but isn't that what everyone says? I guess I'm just really glad that I got the chance to know you, even for a moment. You were such an amazing girl and you are missed so much!
Elizabeth, I know it's so cliche, but you will not ever be forgotten. You have done the best and given the most for your country, your family's freedom, and made everyone proud along the way... Whether they wear a beret or not. Thank you.
Elizabeth, I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I heard about you through your father, David. Don't forget to remind him now and again that you are with him and will see him again in Heaven. My prayers are with you and your family.
As a fellow SF member I would like to thank you for your service, I only wish there were more of you. As a guardian angel I ask that you protect us in this war on terrorism. You will not be forgotten.
The Fourth of July is soon upon us. For me, it's my birthday, but as a member of the brothers and sisters-in-arms, that we so are honored to call each other, it's is also a day of rememberance for me, because I will remember you, as well as all we've lost, to include our newest Bucca brother, guarding the gates of heaven with you. I still wear the braclet every day, and touch it, like I imagine so many others do, when we remember you. I hope you see all the fireworks that heaven can provide for us. And for today, remember that you were there, along side so many others, in the defense of our freedom, and the independence of those who wish us tyranny. Love you sis.
To you I give cheers, for there are no SF members who would refuse beers! You came and saw, you have conquered all. All before and all on the narrow passage way for a lady in a beret. I salute you in everyway. Now up above, looking down, just be the Angel to lift the frowns. Bring good hope to those on your stomping grounds! God Bless
There is a special place in heaven for all our fallen heros and you are their, thank you for serving your country and keeping us safe, you will not be forgotten.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
The day I heard the news it was a huge kick in the gut. As being a fellow team member during Tech School, then the loss of a fellow Security Forces Member and a friend. God Bless you and you will never be forgotten.
I have never met you but you are in the family of Security forces as well as I. It is a tough world but even harder proving yourself as a Security Forces Women. I bet you held your own and proved everyone wrong. You are in heaven now looking down on us probably smiling at everything that happens within this tight family.Jeaping the new troops straight out of tech school or the "choir practice" with your flight. May god watch over you and continue to watch over your family down here. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your SF unit in Texas.
Liz, I have so many memories about you. I remember sitting out side the dorms and talking to your for hours. I remember when you asked to use my PFE because you need to sow on you A1C rank for the next day because you had open ranks. I think about you a lot these days and you remind me why I join you are a great inspiration for anyone. I never remember seeing you upset you were always cheerful. When I finally moved off base I used love come to the gate you worked at. You will always have a place in my heart.
Elizabeth, You and I didn't know the other existed. I in Wisconsin. You from Florida. You are however my Sister. We belong to that family of those who have earned and worn that Blue Beret so proudly. To all the family of Elizabeth my sincerest wish that you may be comforted if only a little by my words. Rest now brave warrior and know that you performed your duty in the finest tradition of our family of blue.
T.Heuvelmans Sgt. USAF SP 1986-1991
You will live on in our hearts an may God watch over your family
To Elizabeth's parents, thank you for her service to our Country. She will be remembered always! Keep the faith!!
I was in basic with you for a while you were on my sister flight and i talked to you periodically during tech school. I wish i would have known this site earlier.I had a bracelet made that I wear everyday to honor you.
I personally have tried to thank everyone that has submitted their condolences to my grandchild, but many of you have not included your emails, but Elizabeth's sisters, Jennifer and Gabrielle, Grandmother Sondra and Grandfathers Cos and Allan as well as her Aunt Beth appreciate all your kind words and support. If you would like to view more of Elizabeth, please go to her web site at www.airmanjacobson.com. Again, thank you all. Elizabeth, thank you for being you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Although I have never met you, You gave the 'ultimate' for your country
You shall not be forgotten. So young, serving our country.
I am Retired US Army Reserve, having served active duty and overseas. Served in Iraq as DOD CONTRACTOR, but each day I was over there I could see the soldiers/airman doing the mission daily. My heart/prayers went out to them, and I saw myself in them when i was young in uniform
so dedicated in serving.
may god bless; watch over our armed forces.
You are a hero.
I never met you, but I am a retired Air Force officer.
My son, Ryan, is currently in the Air Force Security Forces serving at Camp Bucca, Iraq.
Thank you for protecting us.
You will never be forgotten.
i never got to meet u but i was with your team over in iraq. there were so many people who looked to you as a hero and i wanna say thank you for being a fellow security forces member and warrior. i know we will meet one day and i then will be able to see what a great person you are. and to your family i wanna say thank u for raising a great hero.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE THAT IT MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GODSPEED AND SEMPER FI.
A PROUD MARINE MOM
A picture of you helped push me through basic training. Now it's pushing me to complete training for Security Forces. I am not afraid to follow directly in your footsteps. We all remember you. We will always remember you. Your a true Air Force hero.
today is Memorial Day.This is your day. One of sooo many Days we are thinking of you. We miss you alot.
Your Backyard Neighbors from Goodfellow AFB
Elizabeth - You are never far from our minds and our hearts! Freedom is cherished because of those we remember today. We did not loose you - You became our hero! May God continue to comfort your family and bless them everyday. God grant your family and this nation - peace. Amen.
Elizibeth's picture and profile will be on my DJ booth on memorial day for all to see. A song will be played in her honor.
You have been such an inspiration to me you will never know, thank you elizabeth
my thoughts and prayers go out to you and you family we all signed up knowin that 1 dday we could perish on our quest for a free iraq sorry you had to be the 1 to perish
Dear Elizabeth, I didn't know you but I was stationed at Balad, Iraq when you passed away. I just wanted to thank you for your sacrifices and commitment to our great country. I know you are smiling down on us right now. Sra David J Tigges
My prayers go out to the family and friends of this fellow SF member. May the joy of her life bring you some peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
A1C Jacobson you will never be forgotten. Your life will be celebrated by so many far beyond our time on this earth. May God Bless you, your family and all those who knew you.
As military members we all have faced the possibility that we might face our mortatility. When young we are imortal, when older we realize life is short. A1C Jacobson lived her life knowing we are here but a short time. I admire her courage and her positive outlook on life. I will pray for her.
Liz, and I were roomates at camp bucca. We'd watch spongebob square pants together, she always smiled and made me and the rest of us girls laugh all the time. I miss you, and it just wasn't the same going into the room and seeing your empty bed. But everyone new to be brave and strong, just like you. Rest in peace
With Memorial Day coming up I just wanted to add my thoughts. I remember working in the towers with Liz, haveing her as my driver on QRF patrols at Bucca, and working with her when we both finally got to move to the convoy section. She was very friendly, outgoing, and a great airman. She was dedicated to her family, country and cause. I am honored to have known and worked with her. My condolences to the family.
Thank you ma'am. You have gone out of your way to protect my family, and we are grateful. God blessed you.
I don't know Elizabeth but I would just like to express my condolence to a brave american servicemember who gave the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless!!!
I am deeply moved by this beautiful website to a true American hero. Her memory will live with me and inspire me forever. I am greatly sorry for your loss. May God help you and give you comfort. Thank you Elizabeth for your courage and sacrifice.
God Will Bless you in your time of Sorrow and thank you for your for your service
Vandeberg AFB CA
I remember I worked with A1C Jacobson on T-3 (Tower-3) a week before she got hired by the Convoy Section. I recall her ambition for convoys, she had her mind set and was ready to go outside the wire on the road. I remember she was excited about the Bucca Softball Season. Specially because our team was doing so good. I believe she had a very brilliant future. She mentioned how the military was the best move for her life at the time. I'm never going to forget you Liz, I always stop and think, "If only you would have stayed in Force Protection with us, I would'nt be signing this Guest Book..." We miss you and love you, it was an honor serving next to you. May you rest in peace.
Thank you for your service and God Bless. My blessings go out to you and your family.
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May GOD rest her soul and be with the family of this dedicated young Airman. Thank you for all that you've done!
Elizabeth was a beautiful preson with a heart of gold. I went to techschool with her at Lackland, TX. I am terribly sorry for your loss, and I want to thank her for her sacrifices to the military. You will be missed. God bless.
My condolences to the family of Elizabeth N. Jacobson on the loss of their daughter. Rest easy, Elizabeth. YOU are remembered.
A total stranger saw a picture of your memorial in Iraq today on the Air Force homepage - me. I just had to find out about you ... a small piece of you will always live in me from this day on ... I am so sorry for you and your family. It was a brave and honorable thing that you did to serve. May the god of your choice, be with you always.
Your family, friends and strangers alike are proud of your service, dedication and courage. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Forever loved by many. God Bless.
Thinking of you and all you sacrified for us. Thank You!
As a rememberance for those, who remember the fall of one, to better others, I remember this young, beautiful woman, who fell, so freedom would have such a much shinier light on us all. On this Easter, I just know maybe you have the net there in Paradise, but I love you girl, miss you, and can't wait till the day we get assigned the front gate of heaven on the posting roster. Everytime I listen to "Wake Me Up When September Ends", my tears never stop ending, but, you are my sister in blue, and one of my best friends. Love you!
I know I didnt Get to speak to you to much. But you were a great friend to me when i was down. I cant think of you with out crying. I will never forget you. Thank you for everything.
She will never be forgotten, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
My condolences to the Jacobson family. Elizabeth may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You have earned your golden halo and wings. May you continue to soar in the heavenly clouds up above.
my name is Sra Williams. I was at Camp Bucca when A1c Jacobson passed. I send my prayers to the family, she will never be forgotten. I will never forget her warm smile that myself and my teammates were graced by everyday.
I talked with A1C Jacobson for her first few days at Camp Bucca. I was also one of many responsible for training her in her duites. I feel deep remorse and even regret for the lose of this great troop. She will always be in my thoughts and my condolenses go out to her family.
A young, brave girl whose life was cut too short.
My prayere are with her family and friends.
All my prayers go out to her and her family. God bless.
May God bless you and your loving family. You will always be remembered here in San Angelo by the Vietnam veterans. We know what losing a loved one means. Saw your Dad on local TV the other day when Goodfellow's South Gate was named after you. We'll all get to meet you in time. Until then, hold God's hand and trust in him.
God Bless. Thank you for your wonderful life. You are a ture hero. I wish we were able to met.
Your quote is truly one to live by. It is one that I will by.
886th ESFS/Echo Company
Camp Bucca, Iraq
Apo, Ae 09375
From one Blue Beret to another thank you for your untimly and ultimate sacrifice to better this world.
From one Defender to another, God Bless you! and thank you for your fight! Hooah!
SSGT Joel Christofori
104th Fighter Wing/SFS
Barnes Air National Guard Base
It's been 6 months since America lost Elizabeth. America remains greatful for her sacrifice.
God bless the blue beret. All Defenders will rally again in heaven when our time comes
I am deeply saddened for the loss, and eternally grateful for Elizabeth's courage and bravey, as well as her protection. There is a special place for warriors, and she is there.
Thank you so much for the great sacrifice you've made to help others keep me and my baby safe here at home.
Paying respects for a friend.
I miss Liz, this has been far from easy for everyone that knew her. My prayers are with all of you this weekend as Liz is unable to celebrate her birthday; I know a few of you had special plans with her this weekend, Hilary and Chris especially; try to do something fun for Liz this weekend, just as she would have been having if she were with you.
Liz will always be in our hearts...especially those who have had the honor of working with her. She always had a smile on her face and hated seeing people upset. I will always remember her as the red head trying to sneak around camp in her pink pajamas and laughing when she would get caught! It was an honor knowing her and working with her. After losing her my outlook on life changed. No longer do I worry about the little things that I cant change and for that I will be forever thankful to her and her family. ~God Bless~
I am proud to say that I had the honor of serving with Liz in Camp Bucca Iraq. It was a tragic day and I will never forget her. I have never experienced a loss of a friend and I hope to never experience it again. I have never felt my heart being torn out when the news was spread within the camp that we lost one of our sisters. We were all very close. I know we survived the rest of our deployment because she was our angel looking over us. We miss you so very much Liz. It is still very hard to talk to people about you but when your name is spoken it is spoken with great pride. We love and miss you!
SrA Lucero Teri J.
From a fellow Airman my condolences to the family of SrA Jacobson. She is appreciated by many worldwide even some of us never knew her personally. God bless you all
As a former Security Policeman it breaks my heart whenever one of our own falls. Elizabeth made the ultimate sacrafice for her country and will always be in my thoughts.
As the father of an Airman 1st Class, I want to extend my sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Airman 1st Class Jacobson. "MAY SHE CROSS INTO THE BLUE".
To the Family of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth N. Jacobson:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young woman who gave her life so selflessly. We lost our son 12/1/05.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you mourn this loss. We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with. They will never be forgotten, never able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your memories will sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away. God Bless this courageous soldier and her family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
(Millersville, PA )
Well, we all fianlly returned to Goodfellow and I cant speak for the rest of the team, but my heart wants to be back at Bucca. My daughter was born on the 25 of Feb and she is beautiful. Also, Sanders had his baby back in december. Your family will be coming down soon for the gate dedication and I cant wait. It will be nice to finally meet your family. It has been hard moving on so I am content on remebering you everyday. Some people will forget, but I will promise you, your team, Goodfellow SFS, 586th ESFS, and the Texas National Gaurd soilders we served with will never forget. As I said before, keep an eye on us down here, Gaurdian 7.
My deepest apoligies to you for your loss. I served with Liz during tech school for SF and was shocked to hear the horrible news of your loss and that of a great friend and fellow security forces member. She could always bring a smile to all of our faces while in trainning as im sure she did to with the members of her squadron. She will always be my thoughts and memories, she loved her job and I wish I would have been able to serve with her more than i got to. The world lost a good one with her but heaven is a brighter place now because of her.
To the Jacobson family:
I am a mother of a SRA who is just arriving at Camp Bucca and also was a wife of a career AF MSGT for more than 25 years. I know how proud my son is to be a part of SF and reading about your daughter, I know he would have been deeply honored to serve along side of her. As parents, we endeavor to raise our children to stand tall, to believe in themselves, to live an honest and caring life, to strive to be the best they can be and to share from the heart. It is obvious that you raised Elizabeth with all those values and qualities. Life is a tapestry and I am sure that the threads of memories that you as a family wove over the years will give strength of healing to your hearts. I will be forever grateful for her service and will always remember her. May God bless your hearts and lead you to peace and healing.
mother of SRA Joshua Smith(Tinker AFB,OK)
To the Jacobson family,
I have had to honor to know Elizabeth and work with her in Iraq on convoys. She was in my convoy when then incident happened. She was the nicest and most caring person i have ever met. there was not a day where i did not see her smile or laughing. She was truely a very insperational person. We miss you and will always remember you. God Bless.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Jacobson family in the loss of Elizabeth. I did not know Elizabeth, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young lady and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Elizabeth when I read the guest book and the number of entries about you I cried for your loss. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
Sorry for your lose and may God bless your family.
To The Jacobson Family:
When I look at the photos of Elizabeth with her family at BMT graduation, in front of Carter Hall or in the desert, it is like looking into a mirror. I have similar photos of myself and it pains me to realize that there was no difference between her and I, except now Elizabeth will live forever in the hearts of her fellow Defenders. The Bond of The Blue Beret transcends gender, race, creed and even death. Elizabeth, my sister, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!
Im SF and it was very sad to hear about the lost of one of our own. All of my good buddies stationed elsewhere Security Forces or not knows about the sacrifice that she gave. For that you our in our hearts and will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. You will be missed...
I just heard about this and it's awful. I only knew her from basic when we were in the same flight, and not for long... but she made quite an impression on me in those short weeks. She was professional, had a good attitude and very honest. She was not afraid to speak up for what was right even if it made her unpopular with a few of the "cooler" girls. I liked and respected her a lot and I know that she touched other people's lives. God bless all of you who knew her better than I did... SrA Sarah Burrill, EOD
I will do what I can to see that your life and service to our country are honored and never forgotten. I pray that your courage and commitment will provide me with the strength that I need to remind the world of your bravery. I am deeply sorry that I will never get to know you in person. You will always rest in my heart.
May the sun shine upon your face and the wind always at your back. With the utmost honor and respect. Rest in peace. God Bless. May you be forever remembered by your Airforce SF brotheren and all who serve.
Thank you and you will be missed.its an honor to be deployed with you.
Liz, I remember when I first met you during vigilant thunder. They were spraying water from the fire truck all over our riot formation. I was so pissed because the water was serving no purpose. I looked over and you had the biggest smile I have ever scene. After looking at that how could anyone continue to be mad? It was a pleasure to have shared a small part of your life and I will never forget you.
SSgt. Thomas Siegel 121 SFS
I am a fellow security forces member and i was at camp bucca when Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson was there she relieved us i did not know her personally but i saw her many times before i left camp bucca. It was hard losing one of your own and that could of been one of us. Her family should be proud because she gave her life for her family, country and all americans so we can keep are freedom. You will never be forgotten.....
Liz- I couldn't bring myself to write anything to you earlier, I hope you understand. I have so many great memories of you! I remember when we went out for your 21st birthday, it seems like just yesterday. I know you remember the day you forgot your gloves and you were posted on North Gate. (inside joke/ Liz knows what I'm talking about) I thought you were going to give yourself a heart attack when me and Bauer were helping you study for your EOC. You were so stressed out over nothing, you did awsome on your test! A lot has happened since you have been gone, but I'm sure you already know. Me and Heidi got engaged, we got a dog, Bauer and Hillary got married, they made me the UDM which I absolutly hate, and they are going to dedicate the South Gate to you. It will be know as the Jacobson Gate. Everybody remembers you and we always raise our glasses to you when we are out! I wear a dog tag of yours around my wrist to always remind me of what a true friend, patriot, warrior, and hero you are! I know in my heart that you are watching over all of us! It was an honor working with you and being your friend. I pray for your family and all the rest us. I guess what I'm trying to say is I love you sis and I WILL NEVER FORGET you!
SrA Stein/17 SFS
I first met Elizabeth at vigilant thunder I was a shield man (front row) and she was in the row behind me with riot baton she was fearless ready to take on guys two and three times her size I wish I had only half of the spirit and courage she possessed she was a true warrior it was a HONOR and a PRIVILEGE to serve with her not a day goes by I do not think about her and wish I could take her place I WILL NEVER FORGET HER !
My heart goes out to A1C Jacobson and her family. I got the chance to know her at the start of our Air Force career. I meet A1C Jacobson in Basic Training in December 2003, we were in the same sister flight. It saddens me to hear of this loss, as I heard the news from another Airman who knew Elizabeth as well. Your an Angel, continue protecting us from above. Rest in Peach A1C Jacobson.
Her accomplishments are those which most others can only watch on TV or dream about. Her presence seemed to make a difference in the lives of others. I lost a HS friend in the desert deployed from 12 SFS/Randolph AFB in the mid 90's. Take her example and press on. The world can still reap the benefits of her memory. From a brother cop in Austin, Texas, rest in peace little sister. We've got it from here...
My heart goes out to the family of Elizabeth and i pray they find peace. I wear a memorial bracelet with Elizabeth name on it, so everyone who sees it will know of her life God Bless
I hope the friends and family of A1C Jacobson are able to find peace after such a tragic event. She was a brave woman and I have nothing but respect for what she personifies and her actions. From one SF troop to another. Rest in Peace.
I just found out this morning when I got to work what happened. I am so sorry to Elizabeths family and friends. I am one of the Airmen who went to Basic Training with her. I remember Elizabeth as being very bright and always willing to do what was needed of her. She was so warm and loving, if one of us was having a bad day or something horrible happened she was always the first one to give comfort and give her shoulder to cry on. She will be deeply missed. My heart breaks for all who knew her. FLT 170 Loves and will always miss you!!!
A1C Crespo (Yandon)
I just found out this morning when I got to work what happened. I am so sorry to Elizabeths family and friends. I am one of the Airmen who went to Basic Training with her. I remember Elizabeth as being very bright and always willing to do what was needed of her. She was so warm and loving, if one of us was having a bad day or something horrible happened she was always the first one to give comfort and give her shoulder to cry on. She will be deeply missed. My heart breaks for all who knew her. FLT 170 Loves and will always miss you!!!
I just wanted to tell you that you will be missed. I remember seeing you at Goodfellow and you were so happy!! I am just glad to know that you loved the Air Force. I am proud to say that I knew/know you, and you will always be in my heart. MUAH!!
It was an honor to train with you, and work with you. You will never be forgotten.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
This is a verse that I have found to be comforting to me during my husbands death. Remember that when it seems that no one else is round, God is still there with you! And he will be your rock!
My daughter,McKaLyne, and I send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss! God Bless this warrior, God Bless those whom serve freedom's cause! They are our true HERO's!!!!
Also, the Moving Tribute is was beautiful! Cherish those memories forever!
If you need anything, please feel free to contact me!!!
Wife & Daughter of the Late
Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford
KIA May 23, 2005
The world is a much lesser place with out Liz. I knew her when she relieved me from Camp bucca Iraq. My best friend was her boyfriend. She was one of a kind. She will be greatly missed. RIP
Amn Jacobson; I have no words that would seem anything more than a shallow platitude. I never met you and I never served with you. But in nearly 20 years as an NCO I've trained and led many youngsters here and deployed; I can only imagine what the troops around you felt, and I can't imagine what your parents still feel. You have my sincerest respect, admiration and affection. Your name will shortly be on a silver bracelet around my wrist.
My god bless you and other brothers and sisters in the Security Forces. I thank you.
SSgt. M. Johnson
I just found out what had happened last Friday,(13 Jan 06) from a friend of mine. Once I heard the news my heart broke, Airman Jacobson and I were in Basic Training together, along with many other great women, however she definitely will always stick out in my mind. Everyone who has ever gone though Basic knows how stressful it can be. However Airman Jacobson was always there, she helped everyone that fell behind, always encouraged, never looked down on anyone, she put others needs before her own, and honestly she was a huge role model to all of us. She was a great Airman who did her best, a woman with a huge heart, and she will forever be remembered and missed.
i didn't know who she was but i received an email from josie kemp about her and she seemed like she was an awesome woman! any friend of josie's is a friend of mine and i am very sorry for the loss of such an outstanding woman.
As a former Security Police Dog Handler and current American Legion Post Commander, I would like to express my condolences, and the condolences of my Post to Airman Jacobson's family. To know that a young woman of Elizabeth's character was at the sharp end of the spear, defending our country, renews the faith of all. To know that she made the ultimate sacrifice, indeed saddens us all. The thoughts and prayers of the Officers and members of Post 188 go out to the Jacobson family.
It really broke my heart to see your life shortened. You sounded like an amazing woman. I am so proud of your commitment and willingness to serve your country. In a world full of people that seem to be committed to nothing but themselves your sacrifice and dedication stand out all the more. May God bless you and keep you and my condolences to your family.
(ex-Security Policeman Goodfellow AFB-Rhein Main AB, Germany)
Liz, your such a strong person and will never be forgotten. Your action are admirable. Just so you know, force protection will always love you. I still have your goggles.
Your honorable service and courageous dedication to our freedom will never be forgotten. I was assigned to the 31st SPS in Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam (66-67) and have nothing but the deepest amount of respect for your service. I know thay you are now in the company of heros and all those who chose the more difficult road. God bless you and your family and friends.
Thank you Elizabeth, for all that you've done. You will certainly not be forgotten. My heart goes out to your family. You are a true hero and I'm sure, in a much better place.
Liz you were a great friend to talk to you. You were always there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on. We had great times working together and went through alot. I always looked forward to seeing you sitting outside the bay just to say hi. I miss you sincerely and you will never be forgotten. You are forever in my heart. I Love You
Elizabeth, thank you for your service and sacrifice in the name of freedom and liberty. I did not know you personally but I truly sense that you were a blessing to all who ever met you - a true gift from God. To your family, please know that Elizabeth will never be forgotten and her legacy will live on forever. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to share these heartfelt thoughts about Elizabeth, with you. May God Bless you, from a former USAF member (1985-1993).
You are a Hero in the presence of the Heroes of all the wars fought for freedom. May God grant you favour.
To the family of A1c Jacobson,
As a Tsgt in the AF reserve and a former member of the SF (SP) feild I wish to express my condolences to your family. I know of the sacrifices that the SF go thru. As a father that has lost a daughter I know of the heart break that you go thru. You can be very proud of your daughter and the sacrifices that she made. I was a SSGT at Kunsan AB ROK in 1987 when they started to let females back in the career feild, and I would have been proud to have worked with her. One day I hope to make it back to Lackland and see her name on the Security Police museum Hall of Honor.
May God bless you and help you thru this.
As a Air Force Security Forces member and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom I am honored to have served with fellow soldiers such as yourself. Although we have never meet, we are family. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrafice and service to this country!
Elizabeth, I never had the opportunity to run into you, but as a fellow SF member, we share a bond that goes unnoticed until something happens and we pull together for support. In reality that bond or rapport is always there. As our jobs expand in areas that are new territory for us as AF SF members, I would like to tell you that your sacrifies for your country have not be forgotten. As I read all the postings in your guest book, I wish I had the opportunity to work with someone who has clearly made an impression on everybody around them as you have. Thank you for your honor,dedication and may God be there for your family and friends. Everytime I hear that famous song by Green Day, I think of you.
I am saddened that such a fine family member has rotated out without our having been able to make each other's acquaintance. I am gladened by having again been made aware of the high calibre of our new troops. I hope that I am sufficiently equal that I might still make her acquaintance in the next duty station. May He keep your family well.
The enlisted are the "backbone" of the Air Force. They are always out "there" in harms way. God Bless all who have died before us especially Amn Jacobson.
I lost my godbrother the same way your family has lost you. Your passing is a tragedy. People like you and my godbrother are why today I have joined the military. Your sacrifice will never be in vain, and is greatly appreciated. May you rest in peace at the side of our maker.
My prayers and thoughts go out to all of the Jacobson family.
former member of the 386 ESFS(Jan05-May05)
Godbless Elizabeth.Thank you service too us .
Thank you, Miss Jacobson...
I came upon this site looking up information in security forces as i plan to enlist at the beginning of next year(have some weight i need to lose first) I just hope when i get in i can be as courages and dedicated as this young lady was. i don't even know her yet i want to cry reading about her. God Bless her family and friends.
Another Security Forces member stands eternally vigilant, waiting for the next call to guardmount.
whatever shall i say? liz and i were best friends since my senior year in high skool in wpb florida. we had our good times and our bad times and then our better times. we were both stubborn and strong minded which started us arguing....but we always fixed it because thats what best friends do. i always knew liz was my best friend and as much as i love and appreciated her...you never really know what you have until its gone. Liz wrote me a poem when she 1st moved back to cali. id like to share it:
July 23, 2001
"You are the person that makes me glad, You are there when i am sad
Your laugh is what i like to hear..
You are my best friend...
I love you a lot...
You make me happy when i am not...
Thank you for being there friend..
I hope you are there till the end...Best Friend"
I just want to say that, Liz, you are my best friend, always. And i will be there till the end...because this is not the end, its a temporary seperation. I just want you to know that i know that. I love you so much that words can not express what you mean to me.
And i do listen to "My Weakness" by Moby for you as often as i can like you asked me too. its a beautiful song that moved a beautiful gurL
whatever shall i say? today is the first time i have been given the opportunity to see any of this guestbook. Liz is my best friend. She is one of the only people in existence who knows me 100%. in and out. she will always be my best friend and my hero. i am so proud of her! *PLUR*
As a former S.P I'm very proud of the sacrifice that this young women has made in the safeguarding of our great nation. She is and allways will be an SP in all of our lives. You will not be forgotten
To the friends of A1C Elizabeth Jacobson,
Thank you all so much for the kind words and beautiful thoughts you have shared about my daughter. She was a beautiful woman, a loving daughter, protective sister and fierce friend. Every day I grow more proud of her fellow warriors for carrying on in her name and spirit. With every selfless act all of you keep her memory alive. Thank you for completing her life's work. May you all be blessed with G-d's grace and kindness.
Proud father of A1C Jacobson
You were, are and will continue to be my inspiration. I have you to thank for me graduating Sniper school. You motivated me when I doubted myself, encouraged me to follow my dreams and even kicked my butt when I thought about quiting. We never got a chance to tell each other how we really felt towards each other, for you were about to leave. I tell you now, I could not wait to hold you in my arms and tell everyone you were my Lady. Just know that you are and always will be. Miss you Sweatheart!
may god be with the jacobson family
The first time I met Elizabeth was in Kuwait days before we were to fly into Iraq. We talked for a while, and I realized then that her personallity was a hard one to come by. She was always smilling and always happy. I never once saw her without a smile. Every day since her memorial I have thought of her, and I would take her place in a heartbeat if I could. I will never forget her, nor will anyone else that served at Camp Bucca. Elizabeth I miss you and I cant wait for the day when I will greet you again, as you stand guard the gates of Heaven!
SrA Jared McPhee
139th Security Forces Squadron
Air National Guard
Camp Bucca, Iraq
I read an article about Liz in the 21 SFS yesterday. God bless her courage and sacrifice for our country. You are a true warrior ma'am, I pray for the honor of meeting you on the other side.
Our Hearts and prayers go out tho Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson and Family. We have a daughter serving in Iraq for her third tour. She is also in the Securty Forces. I know Elizabeth thinks as our daughter does as to we are needed there to help them fight for their freedom and well as preserving our freedom here at home. Everyone here in Aurora, Hamilton County Nebraska sends our prays to everyone serving and to their familys. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND AMERICA.
Harold E Sautter
Law Enforcement Officer
Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska
Even though I did not know Elizabeth, I want to express my deepest condolences on her loss. I am a Veteran of the Army and know that when we serve we know that the ultimate sacrifice is always present. I will be including this brave young woman in my heart when I stand at my Temple to recite the Mourners Kiddish at Shabbat Services. May G-d grant you all comfort at this time.
May God Bless Elizabeth's memory. She has made the supreme sacrifice as so many before have done.We must never forget her,and those who passed before her.As an ex Security Policeman,1969-1973, I feel her loss.
I remember my first day of flight at GAFB because of Liz. We really bumped heads. Two different personalities and opinions. That was in August 04. By the time we went to Ft. Lewis for training in March 05 we were friends. Liz I wanted to say a couple of things to you. Thank you for helping me learn you can't judge a book by it's cover. I feel so proud to have served with you I can feel it in my chest. I am glad you had the chance to meet my daughter Luxe, I will tell her when she is older the story of A1C Elizabeth Jacobson a true American Hero.
To the parents and family of Liz. You did a wonderfull job. I hope my Daughter turns out to be like Liz, A wondefull young woman and a role model.
To the family and friends of Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. The world is minus 1 special person, may she rest in peace.
SRA Rodriguez (USAF)
Security Forces/Aircrew Lifesupport
My heart and prayers go out to Elizabeth's family and to all the familys who gave all. Elizabeth will always be a true defender, and will not be forgotten.
SSgt Neil J. Young
20th Security Forces Sq.
Shaw AFB, SC
Dear Jacobson Family,
No words can ever articulate your pain or sadness. My family member and loved one, USMC, was also killed in Iraq in August, 2005. May Elizabeth's spirit and grace guide your days and lighten your path with wisdom and love.
In Deepest Sympathy,
My condolances go out to all the Jacobson family.
I am going though sf traing right now just wanted to say how much of an honner it would have been to serve next to her
God bless A1C Jacobson, we are very proud of the duty she performed. Our prayers are with all of her family.
Sgt Craig R Stowell
USAF Security Police 1977-1981
For the Jacobson family,
We all share your loss in the tragedy of losing your daughter. God give you strength, diane
What an awesome troop..A true patriot..I can tell Elizabeth was loved as a Daughter,a sister and a friend..And will never beforgotten as true defender of our Nation..DEFENSOR FORTIS..CMSGT RD SMITH 141 SFS/SFM
Dear Jacobson Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Elizabeth during this time of loss. God bless you and hold you close.
I am truly saddened at the loss of this truly brave American hero who gave her life so that so many others could be free. The family of the Blue Beret will never forget you Elizabeth and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.
May you be remembered for your pride in service and courage to be in the arena for our freedom. LC, USAF/RET
Thank you for your scrafice that the rest of our convoy was safely and securly dilivered to it's destination. Guardian 7 will not be forgotten.
I don't know you personally Elizabeth, but I thank you for your loyalty, courage and sacrifice. My prayer goes out to your family today. May you feel God's embrace as you grieve the loss of your loved one.
I have been apart of the Convoy Section since we were assigned to the 586th ESFS, I remember the day she joined convoys and the day she was taken. Liz, you will forever be a HERO to me. Gods speed to you and we will see you again someday on a bright sunny cloud.
"...God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea." Elizabeth is an eternal beauty. Thank you Elizbeth, on this Thanksgiving Day 2005.
We all owe our freedom and comfort to those like you who were willing to be put in harms way. God Bless.
For all who have served. May God bless and protect our troops. Fmr member 410 SPS.
As an Iraqi-American, I mourn the loss of such a young and patriotic American. Your sacrifice is not in vain. You will be remembered.
"Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
Dear Jacobson family, my deepest, heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family for the lost of your love one. As a fellow Security Force member, it sadness me when one of our own is lost in the protection of our great nation. You will forever be in our prayers and may God continue to bless you during your time of healing.
I don't know what to say. Elizabth is such an inspiration to me. I have struggled with the idea about joining even though my parents are in the military. I am so thankful for all that our men and women do for our country I don't even know how to explain it in words. Thank you for your support in your daughter.
Dearest Jacobson Family:
Thank you for the bravery your daughter showed by entering the Armed Services. Thank you for allowing her to protect my freedom. I will be forever in your debt and humbled by her bravery.
My God, where do we get these brave souls who are willing to pay the ultimate price for our security. Bless Elizabeth, her family and all those who share in our grief.
Jacobson, I will miss you!!! You were such a ray of sunshine! I will always remeber the way you stood up for yourself, and now, above and beyond all, for your country. How I would have loved to have known you outside of Tech School. -Denman-
My thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth's family and friends. May she continue to watch over the troops and bring them home safe. She is the true example of a HERO. Reading this guest book; she is loved by many and will never be forgotten.
I went to basic and tech school with Elizabeth and remember her being one of the most outgoing and down to earth people I have ever met. I will always remember the ultimate price Elizabeth had to pay. She is an American hero and will be remembered forever. Because of people like Elizabeth I am proud to wear my beret. God bless!!!
May you be comforted among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Elizabeth's
ultimate sacrifice has not been
in vain. We owe you and her a debt
which will be impossible to repay.
I remember working with Liz when she first arrived at Goodfellow. I tried to answer as many questions for her as possible but it seemed for every questioned answered she had at least five more waiting. She was full of ambition and eager to learn. She carried herself like a true professional and was one of the only people I knew that could always make you smile. Liz will always be remembered for the true hero/roll model she is, in and out of uniform.
My prayers are with the family of this beautiful young woman. My daughter Amber was at Goodfellow AFB, until she was sent to Korea a year ago. I can not image your loss. Elizabeth was a brave soldier and I as an American wish to thank her. God Bless you and your family
My heart crys for you for my eyes hold back the tears just thinking of my 21 yr old daughter. I hope you find peace in knowing Elizabeth is touching lifes while she's starting her new life with the Lord. My prayers & Love to your family.
To Elizabeth's family,
May I extend my sincere sympathy to you at this difficult time. I truly know what you are feeling and hope that you have faith that God will be with you.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Amn. Jacobson. I am a former SP, civialian public safety officer, and know all to well the sacrifices one gives.
God bless, all USAF Security Forces and their families.
When I stand at the position of attention everytime I hear Taps play at 2200 hrs, I will remember A1C Jacobson; along with countless others who have paid the price for freedom. I will remember you my Security Forces sister, when I explain to my son and daughter the importance of rendering proper respect to those who wear the uniform. You heard your country's call and you've answered it. Not many can today...
Well done my fallen sister in arms. Well done...
I as a retired USAF Security Policeman want to thank you for all that you did for our Country, I only wish it could have been in person. Although you are not with us you will never be forgotten, you are truly a great American.
Last weekend I visited a traveling exhibit entitled "Eyes Wide Open." There was a pair of combat boots on the Boston Common for every service person lost in the Iraq conflict. I spent a long time at the pair that represented Elizabeth's boots. Her short autobiography left me speechless with grief. Such an obviously gifted, articulate and funny young woman. I am thankful that she was in this world. I feel cheated that she no longer is. God bless Elizabeth's family.
To Eliizabeths parents, I just wanted to let you know that you had a very brave and corageous daughter. My daughter signed up for the military, and let me tell you i did not think that girls could be soo much braver than guys. May god bless all girls and guys, and may all of those who lost thier life be remembered for ever. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
There's a connection I share with you Liz. My father wore the blue beret for 25 years, and when he retired he knew that wonderful young Americans like you would someday take his place. Elizabeth, you wore the badge and beret with honor and dignity...and we thank you.
To the parents of Elizabeth Jacobson. I am so sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in the fact that Elizabeth, and all our military men and women, serve their country with honor.
Brion Harrold, USAF Security Police, 1975-1979
GOD Bless You Elizabeth and your family. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice; it was not in vain. I understand your risk, and I also accept that risk myself as a fellow volunteer in America's fighting force. We will prevail!
LT J Rogers
I wanted Elizabeth's family and friends to know that it was a great privilege serving with her. I am the Wing Chaplain at Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait. I know I speak for Ch, Lt Col Paul Milliken, Ch, Major David Voelker, and A1C Scott Heathcoat in telling you it was our great honor to officiate Elizabeth's memorial service here in Kuwait. The service proved an amazing tribute to a very special young lady and US Air Force member. I had the privilege of meeting Elizabeth a few days before her death. All the members of the 386 AEW thank the family and friends for A1C Elizabeth Jacobson; and we thank the Lord for her unique spirit and service to the United States of America. She will long be remembered as a real hero.
To the family of A1C Jacobson,
I am sure you are proud of your daughter/sister as "we" as a nation are of all who have given the ultimate sacrifice for a people who deserve to live in freedom. God speed to your final resting place.
G. Price/USAF RET
I didn't know Liz but my heart is broken deeply for her.I will also be a Airmen 1st class in the airforce at the age of 21.My respect goes Deeply to her and her family.Elizabeth has made me look at life a different way now,I too will fight for my country with pride.Rest in peace Liz.
Although I have never met Liz I still feel the connection we had as brother and sister in the Security Forces. I respect her and wish her family and friends the best.
She will NEVER be FORGOTTEN.
SSGT TOWNS ANTHONY
6 SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON
MACDILL AFB, FL
Thanks for paying the greatest price for liberty. So others can share in the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted. God bless you and your family.
My deepest condolences on the loss of one of our own. Although I did not know Elizabeth, it does not matter. Anyone who gives thier life in support of our nation, especially a USAF Security Forces, will not be forgotten. Hoo Rah Defender. God Speed and Rest in Peace.
Although I didnt know her, she was a fellow Security Forces member and was also was deployed with some friends of mine, who talked very highly of her. R.I.P
I only knew you for 3 months, and you were always happy. I had to watch your truck come through the gate, and i will never forget what I felt when I saw it. You will never be forgotten.
I send my deepest condolences and thanks to Elizabeths family. Thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter and instilling in her the compassion and patriotism that led her to the the Air Force SF field. I was stationed at Goodfellow AFB, but missed meeting your daughter by 6 months. I wish I had that opportunity. Everything I have seen and read says she was a great person. I hope you can glean some solace from knowing that your daughter was, and is still, an inspiration to so many people. May God bless her and your family. I am sure that Saint Michael was at the gates of Heaven to welcome a fellow warrior home.
Defensor Fortis Elizabeth!
p.s. Thank you for this site Brian.
USAFR Security Forces
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
To the Jacobson Family I send my deepest condolences. To Elizabeth, Thank you for your contribution to our great nation you are truly what makes our country what it is. DEFENSOR FORTIS !
SSgt J. Aycock
Thank you for defending our freedom. My deepest condolences are extended to your friends and family in their time of sorrow. Peace be with you all.
To our beloved Defender,
May you rest in the eternal comfort of the Lord. Though your sacrfice supreme, your legacy and what you gave will be instilled in the hearts of every airman who wears the blue berret and the badge of honor.
Dear Jacobson Family,
I am very sad to hear the loss of Elizabeth. I have lost a few fellow members myself, and I could just imagine how hard it may be on you. May she rest in peace and happiness.
I recently learned of the passing of Airman Jacobson. I knew her for a short time during the most difficult time in my life, Basic Training and military tech school training at the SF academy in Lackland AFB, TX. Jacobson was in training 3 weeks ahead of myself. So when the first Friday came in basic training I was escorted by a young, friendly, vivacious female to Jewish services. This is when I first met Jacobson, January 2004. For the next 4 months we became friends and would walk together to jewish services. Jacobson was much younger then myself, however she had admirable traits, her kind and friendly side made boot camp and training much more bearable. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
You are deserving of thousands of kind words for your service...Thank you Elizabeth...May you rest in peace.
Oh Sweetheart, You died, young enough to be my daughter, but yet we are sisters. I too chose the Air Force in the path of life. But I was never in a position to give my life. I promise to tell my two children about you. We will honor you along with my brother, who gave his life as a Marine in Viet Nam. I'm so proud of you. Thank you for your life and your sacrifice.
To the family of Elizabeth,
I know that no words will help. I know that food has less taste now. I know what it feels like to be truly alone, wondering why God would let something like this happen. I know the dreams. I know the nightmares. Colors, flowers, smells… all dulled somehow.
I only want to tell you that your love for her extends beyond the grave, and that God is with you. May you all find peace in knowing that our time on this planet is short, and Elizabeth will be patiently waiting for you. My prayers are with you and her.
TSgt Peter N. Vatistas
157th Security Forces Squadron
Pease ANG Base
You gave your life so that others may live. Rest in peace Defender.
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Elizabeth's family and friends. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayer's, may God help you find peace in this dark time. A salute to our young adults who standfast and ready to defend our great country knowing the sacrifice they made be ask to make. I may have never met Elizabeth, but she is now and forever in my heart. Thank you for a job well done, rest now Elizabeth your brothers and sisters will take over your watch.
Rest easy Defender, your mission is done. Watch over all of us as we continue your mission to bring peace and democracy to oppressed people around the globe. May your family find peace knowing you gave your life so others would be free. Our career field mourns the loss of you and we admire your courage, integrity and "Service Before Self." Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.
To the family of Elizabeth Jacobson,
My wife and I lost an infant daughter some forty years ago, and even with that experience I can't begin to imagine what you are experiencing. At the time it was devistating to all of us. The loss of a loved one is always difficult especially when it is unexpected.
As the father of eight children and a veteran of the Air Force I, like most veterans who served during a war, we all lived with that one hope that none of our children would ever have to serve in a future war. But, as history tends to repeat itself we know deep down that it is once more to be the destiny of the world to face these trying situations.
Elizabeth gave her life so that others might live. She will always be within your heart and counted among the true heros of our country.
William F. Buchholz
Lt/Col, USAF Retired
My heart ache's for you, in what I can only imagine is the most difficult time of your lives. As the mother of a Security Forces SSgt I found this so very painful to read, yet oddly it brought a strong sense of peace to my heart. This young woman died defending her country, my country, our country.
With a lump in my throat, my hands shaking, as the tear drops fall onto the keyboard I want to say how very sorry I am for your loss. I want to say thank you to this special Airman for defending our country, our freedom, and our privilege to be Americans. Thank you, Elizabeth, for giving your all and your everything.
"For every rainbow there first must come a storm." Although it may be difficult to see now, I pray that you soon will see the most amazing rainbow and know that it is Elizabeth smiling down on you.
My condolences from one Proud Air Force Mom to another.
To the family of Elizabeth, you have my deepest sympathy. I did not know Elizabeth, I know it is hard to accept that she is gone, but take heart that the qualities that made her did not just come from Boot Camp, her upbringing, and the values taught to her by her family contributed to what she became. I know it is hard to take pride in the fact she made the ultimate sacrifice, but realize we will all see each other someday. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear. May love become you shelter and the beauty of precious memories be your comfort. May God hold each of you close in this time of sadness.
You’re Not Forgotten And Will Always Be In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers, In Our Minds For All Time. These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds. They’re Our Husbands, Fathers, and Sons. They Enlisted For the Duty at Hand - To Serve the Cause of Country and Land. In the Sun, In the Rain, In the Winds, Across This Land, Years of Tears Has Brought Us Here, Gathering Around to Hear This Sound. So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly And Thank God For The Brave Souls That Are Fighting For You Right Now. God Bless And Watch Over Each And Everyone That Defends This Country. My heart goes out to you. I am praying for you, your family and friends Rest In Peace My Brave Soldier ..... Email Me If Your Reading This If Your A Military Parent Or Grandparent Plz
You will be missed by all, we will never forget.
Into His hand I shall entrust my spirit where I go to sleep - and I shall awaken! With my spirit shall my body remain Hashem is with me, I shall not fear.
SGT Mark "Moshe" Lans
105TH Chapalian's Detachment NCOIC
Jewish Lay Leader Camp Victory, Iraq
It is fitting that Elizabeth offered the greatest sacrifice while following her dream. Her sacrifice will not be forgotten by those who serviced.
May H-shem guard your soul and bring shalom in to your parent's home. May the all encompassing and all mighty bring you to the methaphysical plane where you may spend the rest of your existence among the angels.
Yosef Eliahu ben Avrohom, Camp Al Taji Jewish Lay Leader
She was a true hero!!! Thanks for fighting for this wonderful country and may your family have the strength to carry them throught these difficult times.
God Bless America & your family.
A1C Elizabeth Jacobson and family thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice in the duty of our beloved country. Your dedication and bravery will be always respected and remembered. Be at peace and your Air Force Blue Beret family will see you at the next check point.
Having served in Iraq this past year the Jewish soldiers found a fellowship that will be remembered for the good and not the bad. Elizabeth will always be missed and my prayers will always be with her family.
God bless and blue skies,
Heaven must have needed another Security force.
We at Multi National Corps-Iraq honored Elizabeth's sacrifice today. Each day Lieutenant General Vines has the chaplain section portray a hero of the day and today we honored Elizabeth.
To the Jacobson family, thank you for your sacrifice, my heart goes out to you. Thank you for your kind words regarding a personal friend of mine as well who was recently KIA, Petty Officer Chris Thompson
Jimmy Blevins, SSgt, USAF
I learned of your sacrifice from your grandparents at T.W.'s. Thank you for your service. Thank you to your family for bringing you into the world. Thank God for the peace we all need and recieve (in time). A child will be born not to replace but to carry on with a smile. Thank you.
Stand down and be at Peace Elizabeth, your buddies have the watch. My best wishes and prayers to your family.
Shawn P. Goggin
TSgt (retired) USAF SP
As a member of the US Air Force my sympathy goes out to the family of A1C Jocobson. You may be gone but never forgotten. I wish your family all the best in this difficult time. SSgt. Shawnase Lee (McChord AFB, WA)
As a student, Elizabeth brought a lot of joy to the class. She was always eager to help her fellow airmen. She will always be remembered. Thanks for the memories.
I believe no one has words to express sorrow!
With my deepest thoughts of sympathy,
I was saddened to hear that one of my sisters from BMT had passed. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
My heart pours out for your sorrowful loss. Elizabeth was a true cop, standing the on the frontline with her head up and eyes open so we could sleep safe at night. She so proudly wore a cop badge not only on her uniform but on her heart. May that badge we wear that she so truely believed in never be tarnished. Rest in peace DEFENDER.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be missed by all Security Forces.
SSgt Nathan A. Kinnison
27th Security Forces Sq
Cannon AFB, NM
No words can explain the sorrow my heart feels, yet at the same time the pride and respect I have for each memeber who wears the blue beret. God speed young warrior....we will all meet again.
To the family of Elizabeth. I know your hearts are heavey with grief of losing a loved one and I pray that God will give you strength in the days and months ahead. I thank Elizabeth for serving our great country. She looked very happy in her picture.
I just wanted to say that i am truly sorry for the loss of A1c Jacobson. I got to meet her personally, and she she was very inspiring to me. i was in basic training with her and tech school. 324/flight 170. she was also my wingman on our 5th week of basic training and i remember when we were doing a corse that required us to do a lot of running and just when i was about to quit she pulled me by the arm and told me that i couldnt quit. and helped me finsh the whole way. she was always happy and was a very positive person. I will never forget her and I will be prying for her every night.
A1C Camacho 6 sfs Macdill AFB
Job Well Done! May you rest in peace and watch over our brothers and sisters in arms.
My brother is currently in Iraq and an event like this is every family member's worst fear. Thank you Elizabeth and to the Jacobson family for your sacrifices and my condolences for you loss...
IT WOULD BE WRONG IF I SAID THAT THE DEATH OF ELIZABETH DOES NOT MAKE ME SAD.I AM A SECURITY FORCES MEMBER MYSELF I CANT EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW IT FEELS TO BE THAT MOTHER OR THAT FATHER LOSING THE LIFE OF THEIR CHILD. HER DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN AND I KNOW SHE SMILES DOWN ON US EVERYDAY. ELIZABETH IS AN INSPIRATION ESPECIALLY TO THE FEMALES OF SECURITY FORCES AND I HOPE I DONT LET WHAT SHE HAS REPRESENTED DOWN.SHE IS A HERO. AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR SOMETHING THAT WE FIGHT SO HARD FOR...
Elizabeth will be missed and remembered. We are diminished by her passing.
SAM, MSgt, USAF (Retired)
Air & Security Police 65-89
I am very sorry for the loss to our nation of Elizabeth. She did her duty and I wil pray that our nation never forgets her sacrifice.
Captain, USAF Retired
USAF Security Police, 42 SPS, Loring AFB, ME 1975-1978
To A1C Elizabeth Jacobson,
Thank you for your selflessness. Your actions run red, white and blue and are the heart of our Core Values! As you look down on us from a better place, know that we will not give up the fight that you were brave enough to lead! YOU are a hero.
To A1C Jacobson's family and close friends,
Realize that you are not alone in your grief... those of us who never knew Elizabeth stand by your side. Realize that you are not alone in your pride... those of us who never knew Elizabeth are honored to have served with her.
MSgt Stephan Wegfehrt
325 Air Control Squadron
Tyndall AFB, FL.
To the friends and family of Amn Nicole Jacobson, I am so impressed to see so many SF members coming together for there fallen sister! Hoah! I can't imagine how hard this is for you, but try to keep your heads up so you don't miss her smiling at you. Her heroics are what makes us appreciate our families, our life, and what we are doing for this country! Even though I didn't know her only of her, she will be missed and remembered! God Bless and stay STRONG!!
From the 6 SFS K-9 Section
MacDill AFB, Fl
I am a Security Forces member stationed at Nellis AFB. I was reading the article about Elizabeth in the Air Force times and I could only think that I could only hope that people talk about me the same way when I pass away. My condolences to her friends and family. I can tell how much you cared for her and how much she cared for you. She will be in my prayers.
thank your for your service, bless u
I was a Security Policeman from the Vietnam War. I have always been proud to have had the opportunity to serve as a Security Policeman, as I am sure Elizabeth was. May God's blessings be with her and all her family and friends during these hard time.
To all of you who have signed this Guest Book, Thank you.
I have tried to write each of you, but some have not left addresses, so please accept my appreciation of your kind words and condolences.
Elizabeth will be terribly missed, but shall be remembered for the acts of goodness she performed and for her kind smile and bubbling personality. To the departed whom we now remember, may peace and bliss be gratned in life eternal. May their souls rejoice in that ineffable good which G-d has laid up for those who fear Him, and may their memory be a blessing unto those who treasure it. May the Father of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort all the bereaved among us.
The Proud Warrior's has been designated as the Charity of Choice in her name. Please visit the site and donate whatever you can afford to this most worthy cause as these were also personal friends of Elizabeth's at http://www.afspaeagle.com/ click on the blue moving banner, and/or go down to the bottom of the page and click on the mailbox to find out how to donate.
Please visit her own site and leave a message www.AirmanJacobson.com and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
We all appreciate your kind words, Grandpa Allan, Grandpa Veto, Grandpa Cos, Sister Jennifer, Sister Gabrielle, Aunt Beth, and all the rest of the family and of course, me.
Alot of respect goes out to her for what she has done I should know I have gone threw the same thing. Thank you for serving our country and you will be missed.
My most sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of A1C Jacobson. Thank you for your servcie and sacrifice, those who follow you into battle will remember your courage and strength. From an old SF warhorse still in the game. Defensor Fortis.
Elizabeth, I served 5 years as a security policeman and I know it takes a special person for that kind of assignment, and from what I've read about you, you had what it takes and then some. Thank you so much for your service to this great nation and my heart goes out to your parents for their great loss.
Blus skies, young Defender. Blue skies. You made the ultimate sacrifice in service to your nation. You will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace my sister in arms.
God's most precious gift is life and to give that life for the life of another is the greatest gift that can be given. Throughout the bounds of time certain men (and women) have been especially gifted in service to others, Elizabeth was one of those special people. May God hold you safely in the Palm of His Hand till all of us stand our Final Guardmount and meet again.
We miss you more than ever, Liz. You could put a smile on anyones face. Make sure you keep an eye from up there and keep the rest of us safe. You will never be forgoten
I pray you are at peace and that your family gets strength from God to carry on.
God bless the family and friends of this American Hero!! My advice, not meaning to speak out of turn, is to remember her for the way she lived and not dwell on the way she left us all. Know that she is a Hero, but know that she was a daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend first and foremost. I know in the years to come positive comments will spill out whenever her name is mentioned; Airman First Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson will never be forgotten!! And to A1C Jacobson: Thank you for keeping us free and safe.
We were not related by birth but by profession. Rest easy, sister. Matt.15:13 "Greater love has no man than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."
A1C Jarrett J. Sainz
USAF Security Police
My heart and prayers go out to the family of our fallen hero Elizabeth.
I served in the USAF as a Tsgt (Security Police) and now have a son Ssgt (Security Police)serving his second tour in Iraq. The loss of one of ours weighs heavy on my heart! May God Bless everyone serving today and lets not forget Elizabeth and her service to all of us.
There is no greater sacrafice than protecting ones nation, AIC Jacobson has given the ultimate sacrafice. Although I did not know her personally she is my sister and the bond of the blue beret.
May God Bless you and shine upon you.
Thomas W. Mackey
TSgt USAF (Ret)
My heart and prayer goes out to Ms. Jacobson’s family. God bless your family. Elizabeth Jacobson was a true hero!
Elizabeth sacrificed her life for my freedom. If she could hear me, I want to say thank you for your courage and love for this country. I know you are with the lord in a better, happier place.
I just recently been reassigned from Goodfellow. I remember seeing her at least 6 times a week going in/out the gates. She always greeted you with a smile, you couldn't help but to smile back no matter how mad you may have been at that moment. She will be missed. My heart goes out to her and her family
I think I speak for everyone here at Hurlburt Field AFB, FL and the 16 SFS when I say that it saddens us deeply to see a good SF member go down. She will from now on always be in our prayers. Hoah!
Thank you for serving our country, ensuring the freedom we sometimes take for granted. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth and her family. Elizabeth will never be forgotten by my self or my family.
The hard work and dedication she put forth towards serving her country has not gone unnoticed by her superiors and fellow peers. Neither Elizabeth nor her hard work and dedication will ever be forgotten by her fellow Seurity Forces brothers and sisters.
We thank her for all she has done. May your afterlife be a wonderful and deserving one that a true HERO deserves, Elizabeth. God bless you.
Thank you Elizabeth for your service and ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom.
My prayers are for you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope that your journey in life that you experienced was one filled with more emotion and memories than words can say. As you continue in your new journey of another life, watch over all SF members from above and welcome those into their new life.
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ELIZABETHS FAMILY AND FRIENDS I HAVE A 21YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AIRMAN FIRST CLASS STATIONED OVER SEAS SHE IS SECURITY FORCES ALSO WAITING ON DEPLOYMENT ORDERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS SACRAFICE SHE WILL NOT BE FORGOTEN BY ME SF MOM IN FLORIDA
MAY GOD AND PEACE BE WITH YOU FOR ETERNITY,YOUR DEATH WILL NOT BE IN VAIN.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Jacobson family. She seemed like an awesome person who always thought about others before herself, and i commend her for it. Her legacy will live on through her brothers and sisters of the USAF Security Forces. Elizabeth, you are my hero! You will never be forgotten. "FREEDOM IS THE SURE POSSESSION OF THOSE ALONE WHO HAVE THE COURAGE TO DEFEND IT." Defensor Fortis!!!!
it is very hard to hear we lost one of our own, but her sacrifice is will never be forgotten
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Elizabeth. May her memory be full of kindness and love.
SSgt Michael Hoover
162nd SFS Tucson AZ
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Bless.
To the family and friends of A1C Jacobson,
Our thoughts and prayers at the 177th SFS are with you always. While we never knew Elizabeth, her service and committment to service will be forever remembered. It is never the time we have here, but what with do with that time to make the world a better and safer place. Elizabeth has left behind the legacy of a HERO! God Bless!
My thoughts and prayers are will the family and friends of Elizabeth Jacobson. Although I didn't know Elizabeth personally, she seemed to be a strong and dedicated young woman. It was clear that she was proud to wear that blue beret that we all work so hard to earn. God bless and may you rest in peace.
Dear Lord give A1C Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson family strength to make through this hard time let them look for you (GOD) for help in this time of need.
To the family of Elizabeth you are in our thoughts and prayers. We also lost a daughter on 27 Aug 05, so I can not say I know what you are going through but I can say with some certainty it is your darkest hour....Elizabeth came into the academy about 4 months after I started instructing. It is especially hard to hear about this tragedy, but some solace that she gave everything for her country and so others can know freedom....V/R SSgt Geoff Terman
You've lived your life, you've seen and experience war, you've felt sadness and happiness and finally, now you've come to see the end of war and the real peace. My deepest symphathy to the Jacobson family. May the Lord bless you always.
May God bless your family during this trying time and ALWAYS! You will not be forgotten, EVER! Denfensor Fortis!
SSgt Vickers Robert E.
MTI / 321 TRS
WE ARE ALL SO SAD AND HURT ABT THIS. (TEARS ARE ALWAYS FLOWING)AS HER UNCLE I CAN ONLY SAY SHE DID WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO,PROUDLY AT THAT TOO. LIZ WE WILL MISS YOU IN OUR HEARTS, SOUL,AND IN OUR FEELING.
WORDS DON'T AND CAN NOT SUM YOUR LIFE UP , BUT WE ALL LOVE YOU.AT THIS TIME WE CAN NOT EXPRESS THE SORROW THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY FEEL. WE LOVE YOU IN MIND AND SPRIT.G-D BLESS YOU AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU TOUCHED.LOVE ROB,JOANN, ALISHA,MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN
It sounds like she was a great person. Terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
There isn't much I can add to what is written on these pages. I was a career Security Policeman and my daughter is married to a fine young Security Forces member currently stationed overseas.
I feel the kinship and share the loss.
My heart is heavy. God bless.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for serving our SF family so honorably. We will never forget you. God bless you, sister.
To the family and friends of A1C Jacobson, I offer my deepest sympathies and gratitude. As a fellow Security Forces member I know the stress involved in our business. I thank Airman Jacobson for her selfless service. She is a true hero. May her contributions to freedom and democracy never be forgotten.
To A1C Jacobson's parents you have my deepest sympathies. I was at the SF Acadamey when Elizabeth went through and although I wasn't one of her instructors friends of mine were and they spoke very highly of her. How proud she was to be Security Forces and to be serving in the U.S. AF. Our career field has lost a future leader and she will be missed.
My deepest sympathys go out to everyone in Elizabeth's family and her unit. I recently returned from camp bucca, Iraq. So to those still there please know that it will get better. The scars will heal and life will get better. To those in the 17th SFS and Elizabeth's family I know the loss must be hard to take. Know that Elizabeth served with honor and dignity as does everyone involved in the ongoing Iraqi war. Let us not forget the sacrifices made by Elizabeth and the many others who have laid down their lives to protect our freedom. My heart goes out to those still serving and their families. To all those in the 586th ESFS and the 18th MP Birgade. Take care and enjoy every moment you have. Together we will finish this war and conuinue to honor all those who have fallen, espically Elizabeth.
My deepest sympathy goes out to A1C Jacobson's family. I'm truely sadden at the loss of a fellow Security Forces member..my thoughts and prayers go with this guardian of the night.
SSgt Michael Sedgwick
18 SFS/Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
To Airman Jacobson's Family and Friend, As a fellow SF member, I have to say that your daughter is an inspiration to me and those that are venturing in her footprints. She is and will always be part of huge family, one with much honor and tradition. My condolences go out to you and those security forces that had the priviledge to serve with her. May God Bless and my prayers are with you.
My deepest sympathy...
Security Forces Prayer:
Lord, you have called us to be guardians of a nation founded on your principles. Whatever our
tasks as Security Force men and women, we do them to serve you and Our nation. We are proud to accept the responsibility of this high calling. We dedicated 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. Amen
I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Elizabeth's service to her country and family is immeasurable.
It is a bit of comfort to see so many people sharing their stories about A1C Jacobson. Although I did not know her in life, I know her now. She has touched the lives of thousands of people- all for the better. For that, her life was well worth it. She will go down in the annals of the Air Force and our country as a true patriot and hero. One could not ask for more than that.
I have recently lost a good friend of mine and at the time I didn't know what to say to his mother, but as the days went by and I realized that my bestfriend was gone, his mother told me that she'd always have a son, but my mother would have to share me for now. To Nicole's friends and family, my prayers are with you and your families. I didn't know Nicole but when I saw her smile tears came to my eyes and I said to myself "She's why we do what we do"
-A1C Marcus A. Thompson