Based: Ft. Campbell, Ky.
B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: April 24, 2003
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
Married, 2 children
High School: Hillcrest High School (Evergreen, Ala.)
Burial: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside
From Military Times:
Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins 25, of Ridgecrest, Calif.; assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment based in Fort Campbell, Ky.; died from wounds received as a result of an explosion April 19 while on a dismounted patrol with other soldiers in Iraq. He died from his injuries at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.
When he graduated from high school in 1995, Jenkins had already joined the Marines. He later joined the Army.
Jenkins, who served in Afghanistan, was planning to leave the service in July and wanted to join the California Highway Patrol. He didn’t want to leave his wife and two children, ages 4 and 2, alone again. “I think he had a premonition,” his father said.
His wife, Amanda Jenkins, said the circumstances of his death were not surprising. “He didn’t have a selfish bone in his body. He was always thinking of other people first.”
— USA Today, Associated Press
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