Jenkins, Isadore


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Korea, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 2-Sep-1952

Hometown: New York, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 25-Nov-1969

Start of tour: 1-Oct-1971

Incident date: 11-Dec-1971

Date of casualty: 11-Dec-1971

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Accidental homicide.
Isadore Jenkins died while at a night defensive position when the weapon of another individual accidentally discharged. / Another EM was clearing M-16, weapon accidentally discharged striking Jenkins in the head.  EM was at night defensive position (NDP) at the time of the incident.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 434 408

Place of interment: Colonel Lawton Cemetery, Pineland, South Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 02W 086 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)