Robert Wiley Jenkins

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
20 October 1947 - 31 January 1968
Gray, Georgia
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Wiley Jenkins

20 May 2008


by his wife's in-law,
Tony Mullinax
Talking Rock, Georgia

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In late 1967, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, and reinforcing elements formed Battalion Landing Team 3/1 embarked in the amphibious warfare ships of Task Force 76.5 [(USS Valley Forge (LPH 8), USS Navarro (APA 215), USS Alamo (LSD 33), USS Whetstone (LSD 27), and USS Vernon County (LST 1161)]. BLT 3/1 provided an amphibious and airmobile ready reserve force for the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force and found themselves heavily committed during the TET 68 offensive.

During operations ashore between 25 Jan and 08 Feb 1968, the 3/1 Marines lost at least 49 men; of these, 14 were killed on 31 Jan in a bitter fight at Mai Xa Thi on the Cua Viet River:

  • SSgt Combly H. Henrickson, San Diego, CA, Lima Company
  • Cpl James A. Brennan, Creve Coeur, MO, Lima Company
  • Cpl Callen J. Courtemanche, La Crescenta, CA, Mike Company
  • LCpl Larry R. Clemons, Kissimmee, FL, Mike Company
  • LCpl Charles L. Gregory, Ormsby, PA, Mike Company
  • LCpl Charles V. Hampton, Livingston, LA, Mike Company
  • LCpl Robert L. Whitley, New York, NY, Mike Company
  • Pfc Arthur J. Roberts, Dayton, OH, H&S Company
  • Pfc Robert W. Jenkins, Gray, GA, India Company
  • Pfc Thomas G. D Eustachio, New York, NY, Lima Company
  • Pfc Dennis T. Cunnane, Levittown, PA, Mike Company
  • Pfc Dubois R. Jones, Baltimore, MD, Mike Company
  • Pvt Michael C. Lindsay, Tacoma, WA, Mike Company
  • Pfc Anthony G. Maldonado, Los Angeles, CA, Mike Company

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his wife's in-law,
Tony Mullinax
Talking Rock, Georgia

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 May 2008
Last updated 11/13/2010