Colonel Jack H. Jacobs: The Tet Offensive

Colonel Jack H. Jacobs, born in Brooklyn, NY, joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant in 1966 after finishing the ROTC program at Rutgers University. Colonel Jacobs was assigned to the 505th Infantry Regiment, 82 Airborne Division and served two tours in Vietnam. While in Vietnam Jacobs would see heavy combat, surviving the Tet Offensive and demonstrating courageous acts of valor in March of ’68 that earned him the Medal of Honor. Jacobs retired from the Army in 1987 as a Colonel.

January 30th marks the 47th anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Let’s not forget about the service of courageous men like Jack Jacobs who endured constant enemy fire and helped save the lives of their comrades.

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