Remembering A1C Elizabeth Jacobson – KIA 28-SEP-2005 – Iraq

While providing convoy security support on Wednesday September 28, 2005 in Safwan Iraq, Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, 21, of Riviera Beach Florida, became the first Security Forces Airman to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She died as a result of her vehicle making contact with an improvised explosive device (IED). Safwan is on the border of Iraq and Kuwait.

She was also the first female Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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