April 26, 2006

Crapo Salutes Courage of Caldwell Soldier

PFC Jacob Allcott dies in Iraq bombing

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his condolences today to the family and friends of Private First Class Jacob Allcott of Caldwell. Allcott, 21 and a member of the U.S. Armyâ??s 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas, died Saturday when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Baghdad. His family is well-known in Caldwell since his father Bruce Allcott, was the fire chief in Caldwell for 15 years before moving to Burley.â??My heartfelt sympathy is with Private First Class Allcottâ??s family during this time of loss,â?? Crapo said. â??I salute his willingness to go abroad to protect our freedom here at home. I join many Idahoans in thanking him for his willing service to fight terrorism.â??# # #