Saturday, July 28, 2007

SGT Kip Jacoby ~ Night Stalker

Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby

Night Stalker

Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby died June 28, 2005, in eastern Afghanistan when his MH-47D Helicopter was shot down by enemy fire during combat operations.

He was born September 2, 1983 in Florida. A native of Pompano, Fla., Jacoby graduated high school in 2002.

He enlisted in the Army in October 2002 as a heavy helicopter repairman. He attended Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Va.

In May 2003, Jacoby was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Training Company and upon completion of the Basic Mission Qualification Course was assigned as a helicopter repairman for 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). In February 2004 he was reassigned within the battalion to Company B as a CH-47D flight engineer.

Jacoby’s military schools include the Survival Evade Resist Escape Level-C Course, the Basic Mission Qualification Course and the Heavy Helicopter Repairman Course. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Army Aviation Crewmember Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, an Air Medal with Valor device and the Combat Action Badge.

Jacoby is survived by his parents, Stephen and Susan, of Pompano, Fla.

Tribute from the Night Stalkers site.

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Dayngr said...

Practically a neighbor. Heartbreaking - all of them. Please don't forget to add to your troop support sidebar too. They've been around far longer than most and quietly serve our troops.

Anonymous said...

I miss him so much. I only knew him for a little more than a year while he was stationed in Savannah. Kip was a great guy and a dear friend. Im so very proud of him. He loved what he was doing.
Miss you Kip. Hope to see you again some day in some better place.

Anonymous said...

One of my best and closest friends, I just found this website and am still heart will be my brother for all eternity even though we are not blood. Everyday spent with you is just that much more sacred, friends like you only come around once and that fact that you are gone is unbareable.

Jesse said...

Miss you brother, especially on this day. You will always be remembered, loved and missed. Thank you for your service to this country. I know I will see you again some day.

chris said...

Love You Kip!
We miss your smiling face, splendid wit and charming grace, especially at these family times. We keep you in our prayers and know God keeps you close to wait for our reunion one blessed day. We know you never quit, not in the face of danger, not ever. Bless you, for the courage of archangels. Watch over your brothers here on earth. Say hi to Grandpa.
We love you forever.
All the Jacoby's
Thanksgiving 2009

Mrs C said...

Kip, You would sit in my office when you wanted to cut class. I couldn't make you leave. You would smile and say "Just another 5minutes Mrs C." I'd give anything to have you sitting in my office for just another 5 minutes. Memorial Day now has a different meaning for me. Thanx for your service; thanx for your bravery. You are missed.