Jenkins, Len McKinley


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 23-Sep-1946

Hometown: Cosby, Tennessee

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 10-Nov-1966

Date of casualty: 10-Nov-1966

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Len McKinley Jenkins died on 10 November 1966 in Vietnam as the result of gunshot wounds to left side and both arms.  He was a passenger in military vehicle when he was accidentally hit by round fired by another soldier who was attempting to clear his weapon.

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Sutton Cemetery, Cosby, Tennessee, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12E 050 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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