2018-11-08 / Front Page

Jenkins will speak on Veterans Day at the Avery Center

JENKINS JENKINS A native citizen of Wilkes County, Army First Sergeant (Retired) Frank C. Jenkins Jr. will be the speaker at the 7 p. m., November 11, 2018, Veterans Day worship service at Third Shiloh’s Rev. G.L. Avery Center in Washington.

A proud and outstanding product of Wilkes County and its school system, Jenkins provided the country with distinguished military service for more than 27 years. During those years he served stateside with distinction at Forts Jackson, Lee, Bliss, Benning, Gordon, and Beale Air Force Base. Additionally, he served with distinction on two separate occasions in the Republic of Korea, and successfully completed a tour of duty in France during the early part of his military career. Most importantly, he answered the call to serve in combat in Vietnam on two separate occasions and was decorated with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB) and the coveted Bronze Star with the “V” device for heroism in combat while serving as an infantryman.

Jenkins was wounded during combat and merits wearing the Purple Heart.

Since his 1982 military retirement, he has energetically been involved with many community, family, church, government, and business activities. He and his wife, Cathrine, reside in Harlem, Georgia, and enjoy being involved with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family, friends, and neighbors.

He is the son of Frank C. Jenkins (1908-1976) and Frankie Mae Porter Jenkins (1914-1962) and the brother of Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Samuel Edward Jenkins.

Lastly, 101-year-old, Evans “Mr. Duck” Moore, a World War II veteran, is invited to be present at the Veterans Day Worship Service, and to make remarks.

The public is invited to participate in this worship experience.

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