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Chester F. Jacobs

    As death taps rang out through many houses of the department on August 20, we were notified that another of our boys had paid the price to the God of War.  This time Private Chester F. Jacobs of the 13th Chemical Maintenance Company, United States Army had been killed in a vehicle accident in France on August 11.  "Jake" was appointed to the department on August 4, 1941, and served on Engine 5A, Truck 3A, and going on military leave from Engine 3A on March 9, 1943.  Well known and well liked, Jake was a happy go-lucky fellow and a very fine fireman.  His passing has brought home the grim realities of war more sharply than ever to his many comrades in the department.  Thirty four years of age at his death he is survived by his mother, Mrs. William Jacobs of Daykin, Nebraska.


Source: The Firemen's Grapevine, September 1944

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