Comanchero SGT Timothy John Jacobsen, Lost May 17, 1971

The remains of SGT Timothy J. Jacobsen, USA, listed as MIA April 16, 1971 in South Vietnam was recovered June 7, 1995 and identified March 24, 2008, announced by DPMO as identified on July 28, 2008.  The accounting for SGT Timothy J. Jacobsen brought to 829 the number of US personnel accounted for since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.  

 

Defense Department Press Release Sept 28 2008 - Tim Jacobsen

A Full Military burial and memorial service was held in honor of SGT Timothy John Jacobsen October 4, 2008 in the Historic Ferndale cemetery in Ferndale, CA. The services were attended by over 150 of SGT Jacobsen's family, Comanchero Brothers and his friends and neighbors from Ferndale.

May Tim finally rest in peace and may his family and friends find the closure they need.

 

OCT 4, 2008 Memorial Service Photos - provided by Cindy McWhorter

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Dwight and Patty Carey with their son.

1970 - Dwight - My Time With Jake
This story was written for the Jacobsen  family by Dwight Carey, I post it here with his permission, all rights reserved. Dwight served with Jake (Tim) in basic and AIT and became very good friends. This is a great way to remember SGT Timothy "Jake" Jacobsen.

 

Videos of the Memorial services by Gil and Pam Jones

These video files in .wmv format were converted to post on this page by Tom and Jeannie Jones

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The Comancheros presented a special coin along with a framed "A/101 Avn Legacy" Print to SGT Jacobsen's siblings in honor of his service to a grateful nation

Dear Friends:

I realize that there are new feelings to deal with since Tim's memorial.  Old feelings bubble up to the surface but new ones are here because we haven't dealt with this before.  And I'm sure it triggers so many other things - I can't imagine.  But like I told Gil, my tears are more content than restless now.  I don't know if I'll ever feel closure but if I can find some peace, that will do.  I wish that for you.  So I just wanted to say this to all of you...

I am holding you in my heart.

I pray that the tears and sadness will be healed.

I pray that you are aware of the gift you gave to your country and to all of us, your sacrifice, your honor.

I pray for all of those who still have not come home to us, and for their families.

I thank all of you for the incredible selfless effort on your part for coming to Ferndale for Tim.

You honored him and you honored my family by being here.

It means more to me than I can ever possibly convey. 

I pray that someday soon, when we think of Tim, it will mostly be joyful.

I am honored to know each and everyone of you and proud to call you friend.

The Brotherhood of the Comancheros is an incredible gift in my life and it's because of you.

With Utmost Sincerity and Love,

 

Cindy McWhorter

Dear 101st Comancheros,

Thank You so much for the print of the helicopters, the DVD disc, and the memorial flag coin.
That was so thoughtful of everyone! I really wanted to be there, but was and still am going thru chemo therapy. I hope to finish by the end of December. Your prayers and concerns are greatly appreciated!

Again Thank You,

Jane & William Neal
Comancheros who attended the services:
Richard & Victoria Bittle
Gil & Pam Jones
Ron & Barb Kuhn
Ed & Diana White
Ron Cossey and his brother Mike
John Collier
 

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Photographs of Comancheros and family members after the services in Ferndale and at Cindy and Shane's house the next day, taken by Gil & Pam Jones

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Photographs of Comancheros and family members in Ferndale and at Cindy and Shane's home, taken by Richard A. and Victoria Bittle

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A special "Thank You" to the following Ferndale Businesses for their support of the Comancheros during our visit to Ferndale. We enjoyed our stay and recommend you spend some time at these hotels and in the town of Ferndale, CA if you get the chance.

The Redwood Suites
332 Ocean Avenue Post Office Box 1436
Ferndale, CA 95536

Local: (707) 786-5000
Reservations: (888) 589-1863
innkeeper@redwoodsuites.com  

The Victorian Inn
Post Office Box 96
400 Ocean Avenue
Ferndale, California 95536-0096
Phone: (707) 786-4949
Toll Free: (888) 589-1808

Photos of the city of Ferndale, CA http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6852262

The Victorian Village of Ferndale, in California's Romantic Redwood Empire

Full Press Release  National League of Families

Newspaper articles on Tim's homecoming

RVN Comanchero Door Gunner Tim Jacobsen remains will return to family after 37 years!!

Soldier killed in Vietnam in 1971 is home for burial - Los Angeles Times

 

Message dated June 5, 2008

Out of 7 siblings, three of us were there for the Memorial Day festivities in our hometown of Ferndale, California.  Many aunts, uncles and cousins were also there.  Along with so many of Tim's friends, family friends and Ferndale residents.  It was the biggest turnout they had had in years.  The pictures don't show it but the streets were lined and the ceremony after the parade in the cemetery was packed. People lined up after the ceremony to hug all of us, it was so wonderful.
 
Such an honor to Tim and to our family.  It was such an emotional day.  I thought of all of you that day, too, as I was proud to wear the Comanchero hat Ron Kuhn and Gil Jones presented to me when I met with them in Portland nearly 4 years ago.  My sisters, Merinee in the black vest and Renee in the red sweater wanted to wear it as well so I included those photos.  We shared that honor.
 
Please pass this on to flight, thank you very much.
 
All my best, Cindy

A Slide Show from Cindy with pictures of Ferndale, CA 2008 Memorial Day

 

Timothy John Jacobsen

SP4 - Lost 05/17/71 Panel 01W - - Line 26
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 19, 1950
From  Ferndale, CALIFORNIA
Casualty was on May 17, 1971 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing
HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was not recovered
until June 7, 1995
Religion; Lutheran

Note: Date of loss is wrong on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall in Washington DC concerning Timothy John Jacobsen. The date of loss is May 17, 1971, However carried for a year as MIA until changed to KIA May 18, 1972.

 

   

  Tim, 11 grade        Tim, basic training      Tim Jacobsen, Tim at the barber shop

Information on incident 68-15491

 

 

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