Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, 21, loved Spongebob Squarepants, craved the
smell of cut grass and wanted to have two children named Hunter and Austin. She hurt over a broken toe, hated angry people who argued politics and
was proud to be an American although she sometimes wished she was Canadian. On Wednesday, Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, of Riviera
Beach, became the first woman from Palm Beach County to die in the Iraq
war when a roadside bomb exploded near her convoy vehicle. Jacobson died near Camp Bucca, Iraq, near the southern Iraq city of
Safwan. She was one of three soldiers killed in separate bombings of two
American convoys within the same hour.
Jacobson is the sixth Iraq casualty from Palm Beach County and the ninth
from Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
Published in The Palm Beach Post on Sept. 29, 2005