PO 2 Jacob K. Bare
  • 23 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 19, 1987
  • Date of passing: Feb 7, 2011
Let the memory of Jacob be with us forever

His name is Jacob Keith Bare.

Jacob was born in Tacoma, WA in 1987.  Grew up in Washington State.  We moved to Eastern WA.  He went to school in Chewelah – graduated from Chewelah Jenkins High School in 2000.  Immediately enlisted into the Navy and quickly strived towards goals that he was passionate about.  He became a Navy Diver who worked with the Charlie Platoon Navy Seals.  He served in Iraq and Persian Gulf.  He never told anyone about his deployments and earning the Meritorious Service Medal.  He was a humble person with much enthusiasm and exuberance in everything he did.  He had a sense of humor that was contagious. He always gave 100+ % in everything task he did.  He had a soft side but when necessary, he could be tough as nails.  He died on February 6, 2011 in Honolulu.  Found dead in his apartment – gunshot to his head.  The NCIS is still investigating but are leaning towards PTSD/Suicide.  No one that really knew Jacob can accept that as he had a lot of goals that he was excited about for his future.

He has 2 half sisters and 2 half brothers.

As a young man, Jacob enjoyed scuba diving, skate and snowboarding, shooting, and riding BMX bikes. While in high school, Jacob’s quick thinking and intuitive nature, saved a classmate’s life. Shortly after graduating from high school, in Chewelah, WA., Jacob joined the Navy. His first assignment was on DDG 86 USS Shoup.  After completing DiveSchool, Jacob was assigned to Charlie Company, Seal Delivery Vehicle #1. Jacob earned various medals to include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, just to name a few! Jacob was also one of the few divers to have been able to earn his Jump Wings. Jacob, you are dearly missed! We love you and are forever proud of you!!!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Julie Settlemier on 4th March 2015

"Dear Jacob
You passed from us in February like the last cold chill of Winter, when all nature seems cold and forgotten. But we look forward to when we can see you again like the reawakening Spring that heralds life again. So many of our Veterans now have PTSD/ Suicide that is unexplainable in light of what we know about them, even those who survive do so with great difficulty. We do not know what kind of things or experimentation they were exposed to or if their deaths were a slow murder or justifiable in any way. We only know that our hopes and dreams for our loved ones are continually dashed away without any reasonable explanation in what seems to be a giant cover up of too many persons who would never commit suicide but who were in fact murdered! The greater question is not why....but what can be done to end many more joining their ranks of the killed and unremembered. Keeping Hope alive for this country cannot mean the wanton disregard of those who sacrifice their lives for our freedom, and that sacrifice should not involve murder or experimentation. The same unnatural suicides are also occurring in small public towns. Investigation of all these now strange and none coincidental deaths must be investigated by a more unbiased alternative agency, or private journalist, or we can never fully mourn the grief and loss that so many families have
endured. I spoke to a scientist who wishes to remain unnamed who said this might be an experiment in brain chips that goes wrong until it is perfected, and might be later implemented during forced immunizations in the excuse of fear over a  pandemic. This seems rather far fetched to me, but if something like that can be conjured up, where is our democracy, privacy, and health care headed in the wake of force and murder. Regardless of the reason, every life if not seen as precious leads us back to the savagery of the Neanderthal cave man. This democracy built on genuine spilled blood should not be forgotten or left to decay. Our flag is Red, White, and Blue, how dare anyone try to add so much more red by the spilling of innocent blood!"

This tribute was added by Julie Settlemier on 3rd September 2014

"We remember Jacob as a loving, tender, unselfish child. He loved looking out for others. He played fair and always had a ready smile. It is no surprise that he chose to continue looking out for others by service to his Country and people. Justin my son misses him and as a family we believe that God is looking out for Jacob now because his heart was to big for this world."


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