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Army Spc. Gerald R. Jenkins

Died October 20, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


19, of Circleville, Ohio; assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky; died Oct. 20 in Maquan, Zhari district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The Defense Department says a Fort Campbell soldier from Ohio has been killed in Afghanistan.

A statement Friday from the military says 19-year-old Spc. Gerald R. Jenkins of Circleville, Ohio, died Oct. 20 when he was struck by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol.

Jenkins was a combat engineer assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.

He joined the Army in 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2009. The Army says he is survived by his father, Roger D. Jenkins, and mother, Carla K. McNamara, both of Circleville.

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