|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1914|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1972|
Grady Jenkins was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 7th, 1914 to parents Mary Alva Jenkins (Shaw) and Thomas Franklin Jenkins.
His brothers were Herbert Franklin Jenkins, Thomas Whitman Jenkins, Ira Delmar Jenkins and J. Jewel Jenkins.
Sergeant Grady Jenkins served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division during WW-II, which was involved in much fighting and great loss of life. Grady witnessed unspeakable horror, and things that no human being should be exposed to. Grady returned from war a very different and damaged man. No doubt that he suffered from severe PTSD, which was unknown at the time. His last duty station was at Camp Haan's medical unit in California due to his combat wounds.
Grady Jenkins was a very, very rough and tough person! I've met many tough people in my life - but, I've never met a man tougher than Grady Jenkins. No doubt that his combat experiences took a toll on his mind, heart and soul. Your war is over!
I hope you've found peace, uncle. God bless.
Grady Jenkins died when he was 57.
Freedom is not free!
Thomas Franklin Jenkins (1882 - 1938)
Mary Alva Shaw Jenkins (1880 - 1943)
Herbert Franklin Jenkins (1903 - 1962)*
Ira Delmar Jenkins (1905 - 1963)*
Thomas Whitman Jenkins (1911 - 1986)*
Grady Jenkins (1914 - 1972)
J. Jewel Jenkins (1918 - 1995)*
Acacia Park Cemetery
Created by: Matthew Jenkins
Record added: May 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70079078