Jenkins Jr., Samuel, 1SG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1977-1979, 19Z50, 1st Training Brigade (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
Service Years
1959 - 1980
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

First Sergeant


Seven Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Vine Grove, KY
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 04, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Order of The Spur

Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
25th Infantry Division Association3/4 Cav Association
  1988, 25th Infantry Division Association
  1990, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]14

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Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
From Month/Year
February / 1969
To Month/Year
June / 1969

Description
This campaign was from  23 February to 8 June 1969. From Tet 1969 through the month of June, the enemy again tried to sustain an offensive. His inability to do so can be largely attributed to aggressive allied ground operations. Between 23 February and 8 June 1969, a total of 70 significant named ground operations were terminated resulting in heavy enemy loss of life and materiel. The main operations concluded during this period were:

(1). The 3d Marine Division's Operation KENTUCKY aimed at preventing enemy infiltration through the Demilitarized Zone in central Quang Tri Province. Throughout the early part of January 1969, Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army forces continued to avoid major contacts with Free World Forces. Their continual movement to avoid friendly forces or to search for food and supplies contributed to a decrease in the enemy-initiated ground attacks and attacks-by-fire in Quang Tri Province.

(2). Operation NEVADA EAGLE, initiated on 17 May 1968 in Thua Thien Province, continued in 1969 as the U.S. 101st Airborne Division continued to defeat enemy personnel, and capture rice caches, material, and installations within its large area of operations, where it undertook offensive sweeps along Route 547 and around Song Bo.

(3). Two battalions of the 4th Marine Regiment were engaged in Operation SCOTLAND II. Initiated on 15 April 1968, this multi-battalion search and clear operation was centered in and around Khe Sanh.

(4). The IV Corps Tactical Zone Dry Weather Campaign began on 1 December 1968 in support of the overall mission to prevent Viet Cong units from interfering with pacification efforts. This operation, "Speedy Express," interdicted lines of enemy communication and denied him the use of base areas. In 1969 the 1st Brigade, 9th U.S. Infantry Division continued the operation in Dinh Tuong Province, using its highly successful night ambush tactics while the 2d Brigade continued its mission with the Mobile Riverine Force. Although engagements in Operation SPEEDY EXPRESS were typically small, the 9th Infantry Division fought several sizeable engagements with impressive results.

On 23 February U.S. Navy units and installations at Da Nang, Tan An, Ben Luc, Go Dan Ha, and Tra Cu came under numerous and widespread attacks associated with a new enemy offensive, but since many units in these areas were poised to meet these attacks they caused only minimal damage. April saw the heaviest cumulative enemy activity in the barrier interdiction camapign to date.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
February / 1969
To Month/Year
June / 1969
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

173rd Aviation Company (AHC)

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

18th Military Police Brigade

16th Military Police Group

545th Military Police Company

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

194th Military Police Company

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

615th Military Police Company

720th Military Police Battalion

95th Military Police Battalion

127th Military Police Company

154th Transportation Company

552nd Military Police Company

23rd Military Police Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  4303 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ables, Roger, SP 5, (1968-1970)
  • Adams, Ralph, SP 4, (1968-1974)
  • Akers, Bruce Lowell, PFC, (1968-1970)
  • Alford, Terry Lanier, CW2, (1968-1969)
  • Alkek, James, 1LT, (1967-1974)
  • Althouse, Walter, SGT, (1968-1974)
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