'If Not Now, When?'

Tuxedo Park Library to host Medal of Honor recipient, Col. Jack H. Jacobs, on Nov. 17

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Col. Jack H. Jacobs, who received the Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam, will speak about his memoir, "If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need,"on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Tuxedo Park Library. He is pictured here speaking to crew members during a visit to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in December 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Stephen Early.)

TUXEDO PARK — The Authors' Circle at the Tuxedo Park Library will present Medal of Honor recipient, Col. Jack H. Jacobs, on Sunday, Nov. 17 ,at 3 p.m.

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

In March 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 mortar fire.

In spite of "profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Captain 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," reads the citation for the medal.

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 areas, single-handedly killing three enemies and wounding several others.

He is credited for saving the lives of 14 American and allied troops on that fateful day in March.

On Nov. 17, Jacobs will speak about his memoir, "If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need." He will focus on his combat experience and life on Wall Street and on television after retiring from the Army.

He will also address current national security subjects and will answer questions from those attending.

Seating is limited. Call the Tuxedo Park Library at 351-2207 to register.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Orange County Land Trust’s 2018 calendars on sale now
MOUNTAINVILLE — The Orange County Land Trust 2018 calendar, featuring the award-winning...
Read more »

Orange County residents urged to shop local on Small Business Saturday
GOSHEN — Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and President and CEO of the Orange County...
Read more »

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to kick off holiday season
— Woodbury Common Premium Outlets will kick off the holiday season with extended hours, special sales and a one-of-a-kind...
Read more »

Newburgh Symphony to perform first holiday concert
— The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform its inaugural Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at Aquinas...
Read more »



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Weather in Monroe, NY