Brothers and Special Forces Supporters…very sad to report a major loss to the Regiment with the passing of Col. Jack Tobin. We lost a true Hero and Legend in the special ops community.
I became friends with Col. Tobin through his various facebook accounts. Jack was very hard on the left wing in the country, so he was getting his accounts locked almost as much as me. Earlier this month he let everyone know he was going into the hospital over an infection but was in pretty good spirits. Turned out it was covid or he caught covid while there being treated for the infection. Sad to say, he wasn’t able to beat it.
His last 2 posts below.
Folks, I have been quite ill for the last ten days, no, not the ChiCom Flu, but a bad internal infection, I must apologize for giving it less than my best effort, but it hasn’t been easy.
OK Folks, I have been chastised for being too hard on the Democrats and their lackeys in the press and on all those who are attempting to overthrow our government, and to finally rid themselves of that document that has made us “that shining city on the hill”, our Constitution.On 25 May 1967 I took an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, “foreign and domestic”, as of today no one has released me from that oath. For nearly forty years in one form or another I proudly wore the uniform from Vietnam to Afghanistan and stops in between. Today, I no longer wear a uniform, no longer carry a rifle, all I have is my words. I remember Phase I of Special Forces Training Group, we were taught to use any weapon we could get our hands on, well folks, today WORDS are my only weapon, I use them as I can, hoping to inform, to maybe inspire, to warn that as President Reagan said “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.”I have been told that I have some skill in my use of words, that people appreciate what I write, now I guess I will tell you Why I Write. For four years as President of the Special Forces Association, I gave the Memorial Day Speech at the USASOC Plaza, when you give that speech, you face the wall with the names of the “Green Berets” that have fallen, they fell fighting not for a king, an emperor; no, they fell fighting for an idea, a document, the Constitution. Many of the names on that wall were friends, I see them in my memory, and I as pass into the Autumn of my life many that survived the wars, have now gone to join our comrades, and one day I will march down that road to join them, I could not face them if I sat back and let their sacrifices be in vain, and didn’t do all I can to pass the American Dream, not only to my children and grandchildren, but to theirs. So chastise and threaten as you will, I will continue as I can, I have no choice.God Bless America.
We are all diminished.
Fought the Good fight, ran the good race to the finish. Thank you Colonel.
James N French D-1966
Jack is now walking with Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. We will see each other again one day brother
Very sorry for your loss, Jeff
Had the pleasure to work with COL (then Major) Jack Tobin at FORSCOM HQ in the Forscom Intelligence Center J2 during OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/STORM in 1991. He was a great man and leader. Sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family
MSG US Army (Retired)
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Jack was my best man at my wedding in 1991. Jack did cricket noises which drove the preacher nuts! We were in the NCARNG, Jack, Tiny, (my bride to be) & I were sleeping on our duffle bags in a gymnasium waiting for a bus to the airport in Italy in 1990. Jack told my Mother in law to be that, He was there the 1st night we slept together. To which my bride said, “IN THE GYM, IN THE GYM!” Jack was so funny!!! We served together in the 30th Engineers & after he transferred to the reserves I missed him dearly. I regret not tagging along, but I needed to chart my own path in the military. “May the wind blow ever so gently on your face & the sun always on your back”. RIP my Brother. Its time to go rest high on that mountain!!!
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