While providing convoy security support on Wednesday September 28, 2005 in Safwan Iraq, Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, 21, of Riviera Beach Florida, became the first Security Forces Airman to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She died as a result of her vehicle making contact with an improvised explosive device (IED). Safwan is on the border of Iraq and Kuwait.
She is also the first female Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Airman Jacobson had been in Iraq for just over three months. “A1C Jacobson was a great troop…always sought the hardest challenges and never gave up. She worked very hard to get on the convoy section and had only been working it for a couple of weeks when the incident occurred. She was a bright and intelligent young lady who cared deeply for her country and the military.”
Airman Jacobson joins Airman Laura A. Lucas as the first Security Forces Female Airmen to be killed in action. Airman Lucas was killed in a non-combatant accident. Our prayers go to A1C Jacobson’s family and to our Security Forces Airmen at Goodfellow AFB Texas who have experienced a second tragic loss from their Security Forces family due as a result of hostile actions.
In Her Own Words:
“I just want to say that I really never understood why Ren and Stimpy went off the air, let me just tell you that it’s about time that Spike tv brought Ren and Stimpy back to life…
I love you guys and I’ve missed you so much. Also Spongebob squarepants and I are going to have our babies together, yes lil spongelits.I love invader zim. And I broke my second to last toe on my right foot and now it hurts but it’s cool. I like boys that Drool and I love the smell of cut grass and a cool day in the meadows. I want to have two kids and i want to name them Hunter and Austin.
I hate how I have to wait in line at Disney land. . . And I want to tell my First grade teacher, Ms. Craig that I love her for being awesome and teaching me how to spell. I dislike angry people that discus politics, and think they know everything. I wish that children didn’t have to starve or get sick. I’m proud to be an American although sometimes I wish I were Canadian. . . . I want to die happy, and have a productive life.
I hope nobody wishes I was never born. I hope my kids never tell me they wish I were like their friend’s mom. I hope that I make money, but don’t end up a workaholic or stuck up.
I also believe in Love AND here is my QUOTE: ‘We’re only on earth for a little while, so live life to the fullest and carry a smile. ”
- Liz’s HERO Bracelet
- Elizabeth’s VIDEO
- Donate to Elizabeth’s Charity of Choice
- Sign Elizabeth’s Guestbook
- Eagle Chapter AFSFA Tribute
- Write to a Deployed Airman
- Vietnam SP Association Tribute
- Goodfellow 4-Year Tribute
- Freedoms On Me Poster
- Together We Served