Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack H. Jacobs (USA, Ret.) to visit Tuxedo Park Library 

Sunday, November 17th, 3:00 PM 
227 Route 17 Tuxedo Park Library
Tuxedo NY 10987

Your opportunity to meet and greet a real life American hero comes to Tuxedo on November 17th, as Colonel Jack H. Jacobs (USA, Retired) will be present at the Tuxedo Park Library beginning at 3 PM.

Jacobs, who was born in Brooklyn, NY, was awarded our nation’s highest decoration for combat action, the Medal of Honor, for risking his life to save others while deployed to Vietnam.

In March of 1968, then Captain Jacobs was advancing in an attack on Viet Cong positions in Kien Phong Province. The attack was repelled by fierce enemy fire, and Jacobs was wounded by enemy mortar fire. In spite of “profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Capt[ain] Jacobs, with complete disregard for his safety, returned under intense fire to evacuate a seriously wounded advisor to the safety of a wooded area where he administered life-saving first aid.” Jacobs evacuated several wounded other troops in the face of enemy fire, and on three separate occasions, contacted and drove off Viet Cong scouts probing the US and allied areas, single-handedly killing three enemies and wounding several others. Jacobs is directly credited for saving the lives of fourteen US and allied troops on that fateful day in March.

Jacobs will also discuss his book, “If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America’s Time of Need.” His memoir looks back and tells his personal story of heroism, honor, and the code on which he lives his life, as well as honest and candid views of our current state of affairs.

Seating is limited for this incredible event. Please call the Library today at 351-2207 to reserve a space.