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SSGT Gerald Lenard “Jerry” Jacobsen

SSGT Gerald Lenard “Jerry” Jacobsen

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Jul 1944 (aged 27)
La Luzerne, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot SECTION MD SITE 82
Memorial ID 66659616 · View Source
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SSGT, US ARMY, WORLD WAR II

Staff Sergeant 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, World War II (European Theater of Operation); Service #37096991

Husband of Catherine Elizabeth Burket 1922-

On July 15, 1944, SSgt Jacobsen was a member of the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, which participated in the siege of Saint-Lô, France. Jacobsen, who was acting as an artillery spotter, was manning a mortar compound post near La Forge, approximately two kilometers northeast of Saint-Lô, when he and another service member went missing. The other service member’s body was later found near the command post but Jacobsen’s remains were not recovered and he was reported missing in action. The U.S. Army subsequently declared him deceased as of July 16, 1945.

Awarded: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, American Campaign Medal & World War II Victory Medal

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced the identification of remains of Army Staff Sgt. Gerald L. Jacobsen, who had been missing in action from WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors.

Through the persistent efforts of Jerry's dedicated family, he has finally been identified and at long last is coming home to be laid to rest. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 14 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 380 E Little Canada Rd, Little Canada. Visitation from 4-8 PM on Thursday, July 13 at Mueller-Bies Roseville Chapel, 2130 N. Dale St., Roseville and at the church from 9-11 AM Friday. Committal Service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assy. Area #2, at 2:30 PM Friday. Mueller-Bies Roseville Chapel, 2130 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN



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  • Created by: Rick France
  • Added: 8 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66659616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Gerald Lenard “Jerry” Jacobsen (19 Apr 1917–15 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66659616, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Rick France (contributor 46581221) .