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PFC Jacob Hamilton Allcott
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1984
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq

Pfc. Jacob H. Allcott of Caldwell, Idaho was a 2002 graduate of Caldwell High School, where he played on the tennis team. His father was fire chief in Caldwell for 15 years before retiring in 2004 and moving to Burley, where he is chief of the city's fire department. He went to Iraq in November. Growing up in Caldwell, he was the youngest of six children and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lived in Iona, Idaho for the first 5 years of his life and then moved with his family to Caldwell, Idaho. He attended schools in Caldwell, graduating from Caldwell High School in 2002. While in high school he played on the tennis team and was a member of the Political Science Club. He loved music and sang in the Kiwanis Boys Choir in his younger years. He played various instruments including guitar, cello and piano. His favorite instrument was the guitar and he could play along with any music by ear. He spent many hours playing the guitar with his friends. He was very intelligent and always interested in computers, mathematics and the law. He enjoyed the outdoors, participating in camping, hiking and skiing as frequently as possible and was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Life Scout. He had a great sense of humor and a pleasant personality. Following high school, Jacob attended Utah State University and Boise State University for a year prior to joining the Army. He joined the Army on May 11, 2004. He received his basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga., graduating on Aug. 27, 2004. Following completion of his basic training he was assigned to Ft. Hood, Texas where he trained in the skills necessary for his assignment. He received The Army Commendation Medal for exemplary service during his training in July of 2005. His unit was deployed to Iraq at the end of November 2005 and while there, Jacob reported that they were providing great service to the people of Iraq and that many of the people they encountered had similar values to ours such as strong families and wanting freedom. At the time of his death he was serving as a gunner on a M1114 HMMWV. He was very intelligent, and was going to make his own way in the world. He wasn't going to be swayed by others. He was going to do something with his life. Aaron Allcott last talked to his brother in December. He is the second young soldier from Caldwell to die in the past year. He was 21.

Army
1st Squadron
67th Armored Battalion
2nd Brigade Combat Team
4th Infantry Division
Fort Hood, Texas 
 
Burial:
Iona Cemetery
Iona
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14071450
PFC Jacob Hamilton Allcott
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PFC Jacob Hamilton Allcott
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PFC Jacob Hamilton Allcott
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