Jacobson inducted into Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor
An Alexandria man is among seven former service members who will be inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor during a ceremony at Camp Ripley on Sunday, Oct. 7.
First Sgt. Ronald H. Jacobson enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard as an infantryman on May 14, 1964, and served for 41 years. That included 30 years with the Alexandria unit, serving in virtually every company position, and he was the first sergeant in Alexandria for more than 10 years.
After his retirement, he became the go-between for the community and the National Guard Unit, and worked closely with the Alexandria Area Chamber of Commerce on local programs.
Individuals who have distinguished themselves during their military service and within their communities have been memorialized at Camp Ripley since 1933, with their names often inscribed on roadways, buildings and training areas.
More recently, their names are inscribed in the Court of Honor, an outdoor monument plaza located within the grounds of the Minnesota Military Museum on Camp Ripley.