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A Marine's Story: Private First Class Robert Henry Jenkins

Private First Class Robert Henry Jenkins was born on June 1, 1948, in Interlachen, Florida.

After graduating from Central Academy High School in 1967, Private First Class Robert Jenkins enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on February 2, 1968.

Assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and deployed to Vietnam in July 1968 for the Vietnam War.

On a reconnaissance mission, Private First Class Robert Jenkins earned a Congressional Medal of Honor on March 5, 1969.  Their position was attacked when a grenade was thrown into his and another Marine's foxhole.  He protected the other Marine by shielding him from the shrapnel.

Private First Class Robert Henry Jenkins rests in the Sister Spring Baptist Cemetery in Interlachen, Florida.


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