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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Jacoby

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Hancock County, IL
Middle Name: S.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 02 August 1943

Rank: Technician Fourth Grade

Years Served:
Robert S. Jacoby

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert S. Jacoby
Technician Fourth Grade, U.S. Army

On 2 August 1943, Technician Fourth Grade Robert S. Jacoby was serving as a Medical Aidman with the Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Seventh U.S. Army.

On that day, TEC 4 Jacoby’s unit was in action against German forces during 3rd Army Commanding General LTG George S. Patton's race to capture Messina, Sicily. TEC 4 Jacoby’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Pin and 3 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Medical Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Technician Fourth Class Robert S. Jacoby (ASN: 36003782), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 2 August 1943. Technician Fourth Class Jacoby's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 19 (1943)


Technician Fourth Class Robert S. Jacoby is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy, in Plot E, Row 13, Grave 47.


Honoree ID: 203686   Created by: MHOH




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