JERRY W JENKINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

JERRY WAYNE JENKINS

WALL NAME

JERRY W JENKINS

PANEL / LINE

39E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

05/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MERIDIAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY WAYNE JENKINS
POSTED ON 5.21.2017
POSTED BY: Van McCarty

Memorial Day 2017

Following my Vietnam service I returned to Mississippi and soon thereafter relocated to Meridian and have lived here since 1973. You fellows from Lauderdale County probably would not recognize the places and the people you left behind – things have changed drastically since you have been gone. News of your deaths brought much heartbreak and many tears to your loved ones and friends. After all these years we still remember the price you paid for your country and our freedoms. As another Memorial Day ceremony unfolds at the county courthouse, each of your 28 names will be read. In remembrance of your sacrifice, friends and family members will come forward to place a Buddy Poppy at the base of the granite wall honoring all the county’s losses since World War I. The patriotism that you felt as you left Lauderdale County for the war in Vietnam is still alive and well in your hometowns and communities. Many of you died protecting one another, but you all served so that we could keep the things we love the most – God, country and family. By remaining true to these principles, we honor your sacrifices.

Van “Mac” McCarty
Meridian, MS
USMC Vietnam Veteran
1968-69, 1970-71
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POSTED ON 6.30.2016
POSTED BY: dbj usn ret

Rest in peace, brother

Though I did not know you and only just discovered your tragic loss, I am honored to be your 1st cousin (once removed). Your sacrifice to this great democracy cannot be exceeded for yours was the ultimate. My son, your 1st cousin twice removed, recently fought in Afghanistan in the U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry. He served as foot patrol infantry as you did and also encountered small arms fire as you did. He did not lose his life though he lost 2 friends. I think of his lost friends and now you. Ours is not to reason why. Our lives are in God's hands. I am deeply saddened by your loss. The United States of America is forever indebted to you. God bless your (Gold Star) parents and family for their incredible loss. Rest in Peace my brother in arms.
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POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Jerry Wayne Jenkins, 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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POSTED ON 12.5.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jerry is buried at Mt Carmel Cemetery in Meridian, MS.
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POSTED ON 3.12.2006
POSTED BY: Connie Barber

Family Genelogy information

I did not know Jerry Wayne Jenkins, but i have a copy of a book with his name and other family members back to WW I @ Okinawa. Please contact me if the family wishes to have this.
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