HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JENKINS

WALL NAME

WILLIAM JENKINS

PANEL / LINE

40E/23

DATE OF BIRTH

11/05/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ST GEORGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dorchester County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JENKINS
POSTED ON 2.19.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 11.5.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant First Class William Jenkins, Served with C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018

Final Mission of SFC William Jenkins

SFC William Jenkins and PFC Larry R. Moore were Armor Crewmen serving with C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. On February 19, 1968, Jenkins and Moore were killed when their tank was hit by rocket-propelled grenades (RPG’s) in a Viet Cong ambush near Tan Thai Nhu on Route 236, three miles northwest of Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Binh Long Province, RVN. The following is a personal account of the incident by Dwight Birdwell: We were all on (tank) C35. SFC Jenkins was new, as were Moore and Donnelly. I was classified as a Gunner on C35 that day. Jenkins was the TC (Tank Commander), and Moore was the Loader. At a great distance, across a wide-open field, I saw two fast moving balls of fire approaching our tank. I had an M60 (machine gun), which I used to try to shoot down the balls of fire. I failed. One ball of fire hit the top of the tank, killing Moore and Jenkins. We had a significant load of spare ammo in the bustle rack behind the TC and Loader slots, and one of the balls of fire hit that ammo. There was a big blast. Donnelly, to my right, took the brunt of that blast, saving me from serious injury. We were both blown into a ditch nearby. The unit pulled back, leaving us in the ditch. Finally, FSG Delacerda crawled up to the ditch and rescued us. Donnelly was hospitalized for weeks, then returned to C Troop. He was assigned to my C36, and on July 7, 1968, was critically injured by RPG's which, after several years, ended his life. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by David Olsen (August 2018)]
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC William 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 2.19.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you SFC Jenkins for your devotion, leadership and courage.
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