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SSGT Jacob Lee Frazier

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SSGT Jacob Lee Frazier

  • Birth 30 Nov 1978 Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 29 Mar 2003 Afghanistan
  • Burial Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Site 368
  • Memorial ID 10591210

Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Frazier was assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois. Frazier was in charge of calling in air support for troops on the ground. He and a Special Forces soldier were shot to death when four gunmen ambushed their convoy on motorcycles. Jacob was a tenacious football player at Burlington Central High School so no one was surprised when he entered the military the year after his graduation. In 1997, he enlisted in the Illinois Air National Guard and was determined to excel. He was sent to Afghanistan in January to work with U.S. Army Special Forces. In just two months, he had participated in three reconnaissance missions to uncover information on people believed to be planning attacks on Americans. The missions led to the discovery of numerous documents and personnel and earned him a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Illinois Military Medal for Valor. Jacob was the caretaker in the family, the one who would step up. He watched out for his younger sister – once even giving her high school sophomore date an earful. He is greatly missed for his sense of humor, devotion to his family and his concern for the welfare of all whom he loved. He will forever be respected for his ultimate sacrifice for the nation he loved and defended with honor. Before being deployed to Afghanistan, Jacob talked to his family and told them he would be seeing them again in about a year. It was always in his heart to be a good Special Ops soldier – he worked and trained very hard. When his family would ask him where he was he would say, "I'm out here chasing bad guys".

  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 9 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10591210
  • Linda Crawford
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Jacob Lee Frazier (30 Nov 1978–29 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10591210, citing Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .