After getting the tip on Tuesday afternoon we rang a couple friends who also know Jacob and dropped the bombshell. The reaction was expected -- complete and utter disbelief, followed by a recognition of the man's fine mettle.
KY3 has the story, of course. Jacob reports for basic training in mid-January.
Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter Thompson said it. Jerry Jacob has lived it.