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CHARLES OWEN JENKINS JR


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Hero's, tobe Remembered, NEVER FORGET

    Posted on 6/10/16 - by Sgt. Robert Friend 1st. Inf.
    A list of the HERO'S that died with Charles Jenkins
    •615th Tac Ftr Sqdn, 401st Tac Ftr Wing ?Major Lawrence T. Holland, Alhambra, CA (Air Force Cross) (Body not recovered)

    •Det A-342, 5th SF Group ?SFC Bobby Russell, Cleveland, OH
    ?SSG Donald C. Dedmon, Chicago, IL
    ?SGT Charles O. Jenkins, Utahville, PA

    •Aircrew, UH-1B tail number 63-08557, 118th AHC, 145th Avn Bn ?CPT Walter L. Hall, Old Town, ME (Body not recovered)
    ?WO Donald R. Saegaert, Berlin, CT (Body not recovered)
    ?SSG Joseph J. Compa, East Liverpool, OH (Body not recovered)
    ?SGT Craig L. Hagen, Sacramento, CA (Body not recovered)

    •Aircrew, UH-1D tail number 64-13607, A Co, 82nd Avn Bn ?CWO Raymond C. Galbraith, North Braddock, PA
    ?WO Zoltan A. Kovacs, Berkeley, CA
    ?PFC William R. Batchelder, Springvale, ME
    ?PFC Walter R. Gray, Big Clifty, KY

    •Advisory Team 70, MACV Advisors ?LTC Bruce G. Johnson, Harbor Beach, MI (Body not recovered)
    ?CPT Edward E. Krukowski, Syracuse, NY
    ?SFC Fred M. Owens, Picher, OK (Body not recovered)
    ?SSG Robert L. Curlee, Monroe, NC (Body not recovered)
    ?SP4 Ronald E. Blake, Johnston, RI

    •Team 1104, NMCB-11 ?SWF2 William C. Hoover, San Diego, CA
    ?CMA3 Marvin G. Shields, Port Townsend, WA (Medal of Honor)

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  • We"ll NEVER THIS REAL AMERICAN HERO

    Posted on 6/10/16 - by Sgt.Robert Friend 1st. Inf.
    Sgt. Charles Jenkins and 19 other brave hero's gave their lives in a Battle of Dong Xoai, Viet Nam.

    Since the earthen berm and defensive positions around the compound had not been completed, the VC had little difficulty in penetrating the perimeter and overrunning much of the camp. Bitter fighting continued through the night, with the defenders pushed back further into the camp. Air and artillery support was used to prevent the VC forces from massing for a final assault, and at dawn on 10 June the defenders were still holding out. Elements of the 1st Bn, 7th ARVN Regiment were inserted into two landing zones at about 0800, but the VC had anticipated the move and both LZs were very well defended. One helicopter with 7 Americans aboard was destroyed, and the ARVN units which did make it onto the ground were rapidly destroyed as well. Although further landings were held in abeyance, helicopters from the 118th Aviation Company did manage to pull out a dozen or so survivors from the camp proper.

    In the afternoon, after heavy air strikes, the 52nd ARVN Ranger Battalion was inserted a short distance from the camp and by sundown had fought their way not only into the camp but into Dong Xoai city itself. Additional ARVN forces were brought in on 11 June, but by then the majority of the surviving VC forces had withdrawn into the jungles north of the camp area.

    The final US casualty at Dong Xoai was an Air Force pilot, Captain Thomas Holland, who was shot down on 12 June while making a rocket attack on a VC position. Captain Holland was able to eject but his parachute tangled in a tree, leaving him dangling above the ground. An Army Huey landed about 200 meters away and two crewmen ran toward Holland's position, arriving just in time to see the VC shoot Captain Holland; they made it back to their helo barely ahead of pursuing VC.

    Two Medals of Honor, at least one Distnguished Service Cross, one Air Force Cross, and a number of Silver Stars and lesser awards for valor were won at Dong Xoai, but nineteen US servicemen died in the fighting. We will never forget what they did...........REAL AMERICAN HERO'S
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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/10/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear SGT Charles Owen Jenkins Jr, sir



    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.



    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.



    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



    Curt Carter


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  • A Brave Man...

    Posted on 6/14/11 - by Karen Hopkins epatha44@yahoo.com
    You will always be remembered.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/18/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Charles is buried at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Cambria County,PA.
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