Time of Remembrance

Cory J. Jenkins

Age:

30

Hometown:

Mesa, AZ

Date of Death:

2009/08/25

Incident Location:

Sha Wali Kot, Afghanistan

Military Branch:

United States Army

Rank:

CAPT

Unit:

1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Unit Base:

Fort Lewis, WA

CAPT Cory J. Jenkins, 30, of Mesa, AZ, died August 25, 2009 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA. He died in Sha Wali Kot, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when enemy forces He leaves behind a wife, Brooke, and 2-month-old daughter, Reagan. Jenkins was able to spend a month with his daughter before he was deployed to Afghanistan five weeks ago, his father said.

Cory Jenkins and his family were living in Steilacoom, Wash., near Fort Lewis, where he was a Scoutmaster in his LDS Church ward before his deployment, his father said. The soldier was an active member of the LDS Church and had served a mission to Russia. He graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in conservation biology, said BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins. He also graduated from A.T. Still University’s physician-assistant program, according to The Associated Press.

He leaves behind a wife, Brooke, and 2-month-old daughter, Reagan.