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U.S. Marine, Robert H. Jenkins, Jr.
Medal of Honor recipient, Robert Jenkins, was born June 1, 1948 in Interlachen, according to the Florida Memory web site. Jenkins graduated from Central Academy in Palatka in 1967. He was assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam, and died on March 5, 1969 of wounds received from shielding a comrade from an enemy grenade.
May 23, 2012