Doc Jacobs Day

Presented by Councilman Mark Kersey

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs is a medically-retired Navy Corpsman who served eight years and two months in the United States Navy; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs was in combat for six and half months when his “gun truck” was struck by an IED, which led to the amputation of part of his left leg, two toes from his right foot, and three partial fingers from his left hand; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs made U.S. Naval and Marine Corps history by being the first amputee Corpsman and Naval Personnel to ever be assigned to an infantry unit; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs plays on the U.S. Paralympics Sitting Volleyball team, is a former wounded warrior amputee softball player, and has completed 15 marathons, including the 2013 New York City Marathon and the Detroit Half Marathon in record time; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs is co-founder and West Coast Director of VETSports, a sports league for disabled veterans throughout the nation, where he utilizes his personal experience to better the lives of his fellow veterans; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs has formed his own non-profit baseball team of disabled veterans and formed the very first San Diego Amputee Society to further his peer mentorship; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs has volunteered as a keynote speaker and leader for the Semper Fi Fund, Achilles Freedom Team, Operation Gratitude, California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance, Air Compassion for Veterans, and Team USA’s Paralympics volleyball; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs is a full time Criminal Justice student at National University and is currently writing a book about his experience and struggles on Active Duty as a wounded warrior; and

WHEREAS, Daniel “Doc” Jacobs has tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and most recently the Detroit Tigers; and

WHEREAS, the City of San Diego would like to recognize and thank Daniel “Doc” Jacobs for his service to our country and his dedication to helping others; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of San Diego wishes Daniel “Doc” Jacobs the best of luck in his MLB career and future endeavors, NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Council of the City of San Diego, that this Council, for and on behalf of the people of San Diego, does hereby proclaim November 17, 2015 to be “DOC JACOBS DAY” in the City of San Diego.