Fallen Soldier: William W. Jacobsen, Jr.

William W. Jacobsen, Jr.
Dates: Died December 21, 2004
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Captain
Player: Michael Vick

Captain William Jacobsen, 31, commanded A Company 1-24 Infantry in the 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade). He was the highest ranking officer killed on December 21, 2004 when a suicide bomber attacked a mess hall, killing 21 others in Mosul, Iraq.

CPT Jacobsen attended Brigham Young University where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in Business. He was also enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program.

Prior to his deployment he taught a children's Sunday School class. Before he left he expressed his commitment to providing the Iraqi people with the opportunity to live in a democratic and free country.
CPT Jacobsen lived life to the fullest. For instance, he ran two marathons, went rappelling, and took surfing lessons in Hawaii. He was an Eagle Scout and served a two-year mission for the Church.

He was survived by his wife, Riikka, and four children – sons Billy III, Sedric, Yonah and daughter, Avalon. The day Bill was killed was his 9th wedding anniversary.