FN Jeffrey M. Svoboda, USCG
Hometown: Clinton Township, Hunterdon County, NJ.
Age: 25 years old.
Unit: Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, MA
Birth: May 14, 1985, Flemington, New Jersey
Death: September 27, 2010, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
FN Jeffrey M Svoboda, (Boda to his friends) joined the Coast Guard in
2003 and was stationed at Atlantic City, NJ and Air Station Cape Cod,
MA. He received numerous commendations and awards during his seven
years of service including Last Man Standing Physical Endurance
competition at Basic training in Cape May, NJ. He also received a
special letter of commendation from the Coast Guard Commandant for a
SAR mission that saved the lives of commercial fisherman off the coast
of NJ. He was serving as an EE3 fireman/military law enforcement,
Cape Cod, MA at the time of his death.
Jeff was the second of three brothers. He loved motocross, fishing,
boating, and helping others.
Jeffrey M. Svoboda, 25, formerly of Clinton Township, NJ, died while serving with the United States Coast Guard in Massachusetts. Born: in Raritan Township, NJ, May 14, 1985, he was a son of Michael Svoboda, Sr. of Flemington, NJ and Patricia Harper Bye of Lacey Township, NJ.
Personal: He was a 2003 graduate of North Hunterdon Regional High School, Clinton Township, NJ. He was an avid motorcyclist, fisherman, and boater. He had been serving in the United States Coast Guard for seven years, and was a highly decorated veteran. He was currently serving as an EE3 Fireman/ Military Law Enforcement, Cape Cod, MA.
Survivors: Surviving are his father, Michael Svoboda, Sr.; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and David Bye; two brothers, Michael Svoboda, Jr. of Jackson, NJ, and Daniel Bye of Lacey Township, NJ; his aunts and uncles, James Harper of Holland Township, NJ, Thomas Harper of Milford, NJ, Timothy Harper of Holland Township, NJ, Teresa Yerian of Califon, NJ, Cheryl Svoboda of Doylestown, PA, and Emil Svoboda, Jr. of Flemington, NJ; and fourteen cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, James and Doris Harper, his paternal grandparents, Emil and June Svoboda, Sr. and John and Marilyn Bye, and his uncle, Ronald Harper.