Jacob Jon Lannigan

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Fridley, MN

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Jacob Jon Lannigan enlisted in the United States Air Force in April 2004. Staff Sergeant. Lannigan worked as Dedicated Crew Chief at Nellis AFB, Tyndall AFB, and Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea. His final assignment was to the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Jacob was a straightforward person that many grew to love. He had many friends who cherish memories about how much he helped them in training, or the type of music he enjoyed. Most of the time it was George Strait. His friends became his family, and they gained endless jokes and stories from Jacob.

Jacob was known for telling others to pay attention to what is in front of them, and not to be naïve about life. He proved to many of us that life is short and sometimes walking everywhere (even 5 miles) is worth the breath of fresh air. The strength that he shared and the love that he gave are found in every memory he left with us.

Age: 29

Date of Death: February 26, 2013

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