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LCpl Jacob Walter Beisel

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LCpl Jacob Walter Beisel

  • Birth 27 Sep 1984 Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 2006 Anbar, Iraq
  • Burial Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 13865091

Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Beisel of Lackawaxen, Pa., joined the Marines in September of 2003, a few months after graduating from Wallenpaupack Area High School. He had just started his second tour in Iraq when he was killed. He was just a really fun, fun-loving kid, and a goof ball who got along with everybody. It didn't matter what clique you were in, who went about his business, respectful, a really solid young man from a good family. He had planned to attend college after leaving the military. In winters, Jacob hunted in the woods surrounding his home. In summers, he would dive into a river with a spear and resurface with a fish. He was a straight-A student, but family members say they never saw him crack a book. And since he was a little boy, he wanted to be a Marine. Second-best didn't cut it in Jacob's eyes. He is survived by his parents, Albert and Mary, a younger sister, Amanda. Jacob became the 13th local member of the military to have been killed in connection with the war in Iraq. He was 21.

3rd Battalion,
8th Marine Regiment,
2nd Marine Division,
II Marine Expeditionary Force,
Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 5 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13865091
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Jacob Walter Beisel (27 Sep 1984–31 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13865091, citing Lackawaxen and Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .