Vernon D. Jenkins

Korean War
Service #37685556
RankSergeant U.S. Army
Date of DeathDecember 16 1950
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Sergeant Jenkins was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Sergeant Jenkins was a member of the 3rd Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on December 16, 1950 and died of those wounds later that day.