Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
November 25, 1925 at Rochester, NY
Entered Service in the US
Marine Corps from New York
10, 2000 at the age of 74
Earned the Medal of Honor during World War II For heroism on
February 26, 1945 at Hill 382, Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
destroying a stubborn 20mm antiaircraft gun and its crew after
assuming the duties of a bazooka man who had been killed,
Private First Class Jacobson waged a relentless battle as his
unit fought desperately toward the summit of Hill 382. Employing
his weapon with ready accuracy when his platoon was halted by
overwhelming enemy fire he first destroyed two hostile
machinegun positions, then attacked a large blockhouse,
neutralizing the fortification before dispatching the five-man
crew of a second pillbox and exploding the installation with a
demolitions blast. Moving forward, he wiped out an earth-covered
rifle emplacement and, confronted by a cluster of similar
emplacements fearlessly advanced, reducing all six positions to
a shambles, and killing ten enemy. He volunteered his services
to an adjacent assault company, neutralized a pillbox, opened
fire on a Japanese tank and smashed its gun turret in a brief
but furious action culminating in a single-handed assault
against still another blockhouse and the subsequent
neutralization of its firepower. By his dauntless skill and
valor, Private First Class Jacobson destroyed a total of 16
enemy positions and annihilated approximately 75 Japanese.