PAUL L JENKINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 105 OF THE WALL

PAUL LAVERNE JENKINS

WALL NAME

PAUL L JENKINS

PANEL / LINE

9W/105

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MCGEHEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Desha County

STATE

AR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PAUL LAVERNE JENKINS
POSTED ON 4.2.2008

That Others May Live

"It is my duty as a Pararescueman to save
life and aid the injured.

I will be prepared at all times to perform
my assigned duties quickly and efficiently,
placing these duties before personal desires
and comforts.

These things I do

That Others May Live."
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POSTED ON 12.26.2005
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SERVICEMAN, WHO REMAINS AS BEING MISSING IN ACTION, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE



Remains were returned in March 1995 as " 120 bone fragments which cannot be degregated, fragments too small for DNA testing as it would ' destroy the chips ', a dental prostheses, a St. Christopher's medal, coins, buttons, etc. ...

They say the fragments represent a minimum of one person, a maximum of two people, yet they feel this is a full accounting of five men who served our government ..."

From a letter to the Editor

Rochelle News Leader,

30 March 1995

by Dawn Wyatt

the niece of ...


CAPTAIN

LEROY CLYDE SCHANEBERG


served with the


40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

3rd Aerospace and Recovery Group

Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base

Thailand


" THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE "


Other Personnel In Incident:


MAJOR
JOHN WINFRED GOEGLEIN


STAFF SERGEANT
MARVIN EARL BELL


STAFF SERGEANT
MICHAEL FRANK DEAN


MASTER SERGEANT
PAUL LAVERNE JENKINS


( all remain as Missing In Action )


onboard the nearby OV10A BRONCO


CAPTAIN
WILLIAM STEPHEN SANDERS

( Missing In Action )


On 30 June 1970, a crew from the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand was dispatched to rescue a downed flight crew.

Crew aboard the SIKORSKY HH53C " SUPER JOLLY " helicopter included the

PILOT

Captain
Leroy Clyde Schaneberg

and his

CREWMEMBERS


Major
John Winfred Goeglein

Staff Sergeant
Marvin Earl Bell

Staff Sergeant
Michael Frank Dean

Master Sergeant
Paul Laverne Jenkins


The members of the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery were trained for both air and sea recovery, and the big " SUPER JOLLY " was equipped to airlift both the crew and aircraft out of sticky situations.

The downed and injured pilot was located in Savannakhet Province, Laos, about two kilometers south of Bang Tang.

The HH53C penetrated the area, known to be hostile, in an attempt to rescue the pilot, but was forced away by hostile ground fire.

A second attempt was made, but the helicopter was hit by hostile fire, caught on fire, went out of control and crashed.

The Air Force states it received evidence on 4 July 1970, that the crew was dead, but that evidence is not specifically described, and no remains identifiable as Bell, Dean, Goeglein, Jenkins or Schaneberg have been recovered.

Schaneberg was awarded the Air Force Cross for extraordinary heroism as the aircraft commander on this rescue mission.

On the same day, Captain William Stephen Sanders was flying an OV10A BRONCO southeast of Khe Sanh at a point where Laos veers north to intrude on South Vietnam.

His aircraft was shot down just inside Laos, not far from the location of the downed helicopter.

The BRONCO was generally used for marking targets, armed reconnaissance and forward air control, so the nature of Captain Sanders' mission and its precise relation to the mission of the SUPER JOLLY from Udorn is unknown.

The crew of the helicopter was numerically listed missing before the OV10, so it does not seem likely that the helicopter was assisting the observation aircraft, but as no other aircraft is missing on that day in that area, either the downed pilot was Sanders or the pilot was rescued by other means.

Unfortunately, for families of men missing in Laos, information is difficult to obtain.

Twenty and twenty-five year old records remain classified with many of their details obscured.

Much of this information was classified to distort American involvement in a now well known " secret war " in Laos.

Since the war's end in 1973, thousands of reports have been received by the U.S. Government regarding Americans still in captivity in Southeast Asia.

Many of the reports involve Americans in Laos, where nearly 600 Americans went missing, and none were released despite public statements by the Pathet Lao that " tens of tens " of Americans were being held there.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 3.18.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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POSTED ON 11.15.2002
POSTED BY: Tom Pope, Msgt,USAF ( Ret )

Old friend

Paul when I learned of your death I was devistated..Truly a old friend who I turned to in times of stress. Words from you seemed to make that crazy war a little more tolerable. I always got the biggest laugh in searching you for handgrenades when we up loaded for alert status..And the toilet paper trick was another one of your ways in coping. I learned a lot from you. When learning how you and your aircrew members lost their lives and hearing that the tail gunner was still firing upon impact I said thats Paul.Giving the VC hell untill the end. Paul my friend rest in peace untill we meet again...Tom
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