Major Jeffrey P. Toczylowski
Jeff grew up in Upper Moreland and graduated from Archbishop Wood high school in Warminster. In 1995, he was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Valley Forge Military College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Texas A & M University in 1997. He had been a platoon leader for a military police company in Germany and was later deployed in Bosnia, served three years as a force protection officer in Stuttgart, Germany, and has been assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, since 2003. Jeff was fulfilling his dream as Captain of a special group of men, who were a part of a Green Beret Sniper Unit. He died on November 3, 2005, in a fall from a helicopter during a combat infiltration, while in hostile enemy territory in Al Anbar province, just 17 days after arriving in Iraq. The letter Jeff wrote to friends and Family, in case this were to happen, says more about his character than any letter we could write about him.