Veterans' Memorial Project

David Keith Jacobsgaard

Gardner, IL

Vietnam War

College: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

Graduation Year: 1966

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 11/21/1944

Date of Death: 02/28/1969

Affiliations: Alpha Gamma Rho; Alpha Zeta; ROTC

Captain Jacobsgaard died in action when his helicopter was shot down and burned. Serving as civic action officer of Marine Observation Squadron 6, 1st Marine Air Wing in Quang Tri, South Vietnam, Captain Jacobsgaard had under his responsibility the refugee village of Ba Ben. With a population of 2,500, it was located 15 miles south of the demilitarized zone. Selected for a captaincy in October, 1968, he received the promotion posthumously.

– taken from Alumni Association archives

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