Richard W. Jenkins
Title: Sergeant First Class E-7, 25Z Visual Information Chief (Retired)
Company: U.S. Army
Location: Tonawanda, NY, United States
Richard Jenkins is a third generation U.S. Army serviceman, with a legacy dating back to the American Civil War and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In his own military career, he served in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968, and in Korea in 1980 and 1982. Additionally, he is a Cold War veteran, and has carried out his service in Germany, Korea and Panama. Prior to retiring, he reached the position of sergeant first class E-7 in the United States Army. As an expert in computers, he attained the role of visual information chief, where he was responsible for maintaining and operating the military television and radio for Armed Forces Radio and overseeing satellite communications.
With a career in the defense services dedicated to the protection of the United States for many years, Mr. Jenkins has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. These prestigious honors range from the Meritorious Service Medal, to the Commendation Medal and to the Achievement Medal. He has also received the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1970 Device, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Korean Defense Service Medal. In addition, he has earned the Cold War Certificate, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with Silver Device, the New York State Conspicuous Service Star with Silver Device, the German Army Bronze and Silver Shooting Awards and the German Army Reserve Silver Honor Pin.
Mr. Jenkins earned an Associate of Applied Science in electrical engineering technology from Erie Community College. He is involved with the Dallas Safari Club, the Boone and Crockett Club, Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the National Rifle Association, the Safari Club International, and was a former commander of Post 264 of the American Legion. Mr. Jenkins cites his motivation has been the greatest attribute to his success. Looking toward the future, Mr. Jenkins endeavors to continue assisting fellow veterans and teach at the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center.
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