Lance Cpl Jacob Toves
Published by The Washington Post on Aug. 26, 2008.
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August 14, 2012
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jacob Toves:
Always remembering Jacob. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
August 24, 2012
I still miss you every day, and think about you all of the time Jacob. I found one of your letters that you sent me the other day, and I cried reading it. :(
T Knott
August 5, 2012
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jacob Toves:
Please accept my remembrance of Jacob on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
August 14, 2011
To the family and friends of Lcpl. Jacob. Toves..Ive had to pleasure to serve with your son at basic training, mct, and the school house..he has a outstanding marine and deepest condolances to you all..
Tyler Shaffer
March 31, 2011
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jacob Toves:
Remembering Jacob on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 14, 2010
Hey Jacob
I know you wont read this. I sent you a letter a few weeks before you were killed. And then I got it back last floated around the Middle East for about eight months. Then came back, unopened and unread.
I'm sorry you didn't get to read it. I just wanted to say I miss you a lot always told me I should join the Marines and guess what...I'm doing it. Finally. I miss you.
December 29, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Jacob Toves:
Jacob gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 15, 2009
Jacob, soon it will be a year that you will have left God's earth for higher ground. The death of a child is something you never get over so please let your parents know that you are now ok. God has a way of giving us signs when we're still and I pray that God has allowed those signs to come to your parents and family. As a Gold Star Mother I know the pain of the death of a child. I also know that it's not the death we remember but the life you lived and loved. May that life be celebrated and remembered forever.

Your parents aren't alone and there are many who are there for them. If they ever want to talk to others who have gone through the death of a child or loved one in active duty please do contact me.

May God continue to provide His love and comfort to your family and friends.

In memory of my son
SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/2006 Samarra, Iraq
CO-A 2/505th PIR 82nd Airborne
July 18, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Toves family and friends in the loss of Jacob. I did not know Jacob, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person 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. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Jacob you are my 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

~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
January 8, 2009
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Kenna Larra
December 19, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Jacob, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

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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
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November 24, 2008
September 11, 2008
Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Stephanie Rafoss
September 2, 2008
Jacob, you gave us honor and your most precious gift of all; life itself!
We all owe you the sweetest debt of all; keeping your memory and sacrifice alive in our hearts and minds.
For your family and loved ones we offer our profound gratitude and respect. I remain semper fidelis,
AJ Ramirez USMC (Ret.)
AJ Ramirez
September 2, 2008
We just wanted to let the family know that you are in our hearts and thoughts in your loss of Jacob. We lost our Grandson, Marine Cpl. Travis Woods on 09/09/07 in the same province. It has been a journey that never seems to be real - but every day we are so thankful that we have the memories and pictures to help keep him close to us. We hope that during this difficult time that your memories and pictures of your beautiful hero will help you!

Our hearts are with you!
Dan & Colleen Aquila
September 1, 2008
To the Toves family,

I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Jacobs' memory in your heart and please remember he shall never be forgotten.

...For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

Suzanne MacDaniel
A Proud Aunt
Sgt. David M.Fisher
KIA 12/1/04
Suzanne MacDaniel
August 29, 2008
Lance Cpl Jacob Toves
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever
gary Allain
August 28, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
August 27, 2008
In recognition of Lance Corporal Jacob Toves' Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the Tri-Cities Tennessee, Detachment # 969 of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.


Don Elseroad
Junior Vice Commandant
MCL Detachment #969
Don Elseroad
August 27, 2008
August 27, 2008
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to LCpl. Jacob Toves our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Jacob. And to Jacob it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made in combat while serving the Corps and his country. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Jacob, you are a brave Marine Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,405 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Jacob’s family and loved ones. Semper Fi !

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
August 27, 2008
I am writing to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your HERO Lance Cpl Jacob Toves. I lost my son in Iraq on May 6/2007, so I can well understand your pain of losing a loved one so dear.

I pray you will be guided by a higher power to give you peace, comfort and strength in this time.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
GOD Bless you and your family. Your soldier was a true American Hero and we are all very proud of his service. He will not be forgotten!

(Proud mother of Sgt Joel W. Lewis, 5/20, 3-2 SBCT /Ft Lewis
KIA 5/6/07, Baqubah, Iraq)
Gale Poindexter
August 27, 2008
My condolences to the family of Lance Cpl Jacob Toves. I know there are no words that can go as deep as the grief and pain they feel. But I pray they will know that there are many, many people who are grieving with them. And many, many people who care very deeply about them and about Lance Cpl Jacob Toves.
Sandy Bonesteel
August 27, 2008
From our military family to yours, we would like to thank Lance Cpl Jacob Toves for his service and sacrifice to this grateful country, as well as send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelley H - Blue Star Mom
August 26, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Hero, and my sincerest gratitude for his service. May God grant your family peace and strength. Semper Fi Lance Cpl. Tove.

The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave

Proud aunt of a Hero
PFC Chase Edwards, USMC
KIA06Apr2006, Ramadi, Iraq
Renee Owens
August 26, 2008
The price Lance Cpl. Jacob Toves and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten. Please know how Deeply Sorry I am to learn of the loss of this Brave Young Marine.

May Jacob rest safely now, in the Loving Care of God and may the Peace of God be with the Toves family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"I consider that our present sufferings.
Are not worth comparing with the glory
That shall be revealed in us."
~ Romans 8:18 ~

May you find Peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Grateful Country Will Not Forget Jacob's Sacrifice.
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Garnet Jenkins
August 26, 2008
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