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CPL Jacob Matthew Pfister

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CPL Jacob Matthew Pfister Veteran

Birth
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Death
19 Apr 2005 (aged 27)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
North Evans, Erie County, New York, USA Add to Map
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Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran & New York Eta Brother Corporal Jacob "Puck" Pfister, U.S. Army, 27, made the ultimate sacrifice in Baghdad, Iraq while a member of 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment (7th IR), 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) when a suicide bomber attacked his patrol with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). Following a dismounted patrol on the road leading to Baghdad Airport, Puck and the rest of the patrol were awaiting transportation back to their base when he observed an approaching vehicle. Sensing something wasn't right, he began running toward the vehicle - placing himself between the insurgent & his troopers - when the bomber triggered the VBIED instantly killing Brother Pfister. He was on his second tour in Iraq, and survived by his wife, mother, step-father & seven siblings. His daughter was born in JUN.


Born in Corpus Christi, TX, Puck grew up in Buffalo, NY. There he attended Grover Cleveland High School where he played football & received a citizenship award at graduation, before attending the University of Buffalo and Buffalo State College - where he was a brother of the New York Eta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity. After 9/11, Brother Pfister left Buffalo State and joined the Army to give "some payback" to the terrorists. Even though he lost 25% of his hearing in a bombing during a previous tour in Iraq in 2003, he had decided to make a career of the Army.


He got married in JUL 2004.


At a memorial service held in Iraq, Brother Pfister was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star & Purple Heart, and promoted to corporal.


Pay respect to Brother Pfister is remembered with a memorial cenotaph located at Fort Stewart, GA.


Also killed in the attack was Army SPC Kevin S. K. Wessel & SPC Kevin Scott Kanani Wessel (#15153645).

Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran & New York Eta Brother Corporal Jacob "Puck" Pfister, U.S. Army, 27, made the ultimate sacrifice in Baghdad, Iraq while a member of 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment (7th IR), 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) when a suicide bomber attacked his patrol with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED). Following a dismounted patrol on the road leading to Baghdad Airport, Puck and the rest of the patrol were awaiting transportation back to their base when he observed an approaching vehicle. Sensing something wasn't right, he began running toward the vehicle - placing himself between the insurgent & his troopers - when the bomber triggered the VBIED instantly killing Brother Pfister. He was on his second tour in Iraq, and survived by his wife, mother, step-father & seven siblings. His daughter was born in JUN.


Born in Corpus Christi, TX, Puck grew up in Buffalo, NY. There he attended Grover Cleveland High School where he played football & received a citizenship award at graduation, before attending the University of Buffalo and Buffalo State College - where he was a brother of the New York Eta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity. After 9/11, Brother Pfister left Buffalo State and joined the Army to give "some payback" to the terrorists. Even though he lost 25% of his hearing in a bombing during a previous tour in Iraq in 2003, he had decided to make a career of the Army.


He got married in JUL 2004.


At a memorial service held in Iraq, Brother Pfister was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star & Purple Heart, and promoted to corporal.


Pay respect to Brother Pfister is remembered with a memorial cenotaph located at Fort Stewart, GA.


Also killed in the attack was Army SPC Kevin S. K. Wessel & SPC Kevin Scott Kanani Wessel (#15153645).


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