Jacob K. Bare

CHEWELAH, WA, U.S.A.

U.S. NAVY

NAVY DIVER 2ND CLASS, SEAL TEAM ONE

02/06/2011, HONOLULU, HI


Jacob Keith Bare was born April 19, 1987. 23, of Chewelah, WA. He died February 6, 2011

Jacob was born in Tacoma, WA in 1987. Grew up in Washington State. We moved to Eastern WA. He went to school in Chewelah and graduated from Chewelah Jenkins High School in 2000. Immediately after graduating, he enlisted into the Navy and quickly strove 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 the Persian Gulf. He never told anyone about his deployments or earning the Meritorious Service Medal.

PO2 Bare 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+ % to every 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. Jacob was found dead in his apartment – gunshot to his head. The NCIS is investigating and are leaning towards PTSD/Suicide as the cause of death.

He leaves behind 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!

PO2 Bare 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!!!