“Thirty-three years ago today – September 18, 1983 – the youngest of my three siblings was born. Lawrence Daniel Jenkins always had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up the darkest room. Daniel believed in our United States and joined the U.S. Army after he graduated high school. He did two tours in Iraq, with a stint in Korea, in between. He got out of the Army after his second tour in Iraq. He continued to protect his loved ones by not sharing his experiences and his PTSD. Daniel found and loved Jesus Christ and knew, as he was leaving this world, that he would be entering Heaven and would be made whole again. Today marks Daniel’s second birthday in Heaven and I know he has that big smile on his face and is celebrating. Happy Birthday, Daniel! You are my hero! I love you!” shared by his sister, Amy
Post from his Army Brother, Michael Palma:
September 18, 1983, a warrior was born in Austin, TX. Fast-forwarding through his life he left his family like most of us vets once did to serve our country and do God’s work. October 2004 he got his chance and was sent to Mosul, Iraq along with us brothers from TF Automatic. After a year of fighting AQI and securing safety for the Iraqi populace he was sent back home scarred with wounds not visible to others. He fought these invisible battles and scars through two deployments to Iraq. Like us vets that were engaged in actual combat more than a single event, he struggled with the memories and decisions he had to make to protect not only his own but the innocent lives stuck between the crossfire of good and evil. My brother made it home twice, which I don’t want to take away from the heroes who lost their lives in Iraq/Afghanistan. But the biggest loss is losing someone at home where help is available. I hate talking to FB like you can hear me, but brother your TF Automatic brothers miss you. You fought both battles and I regret losing contact with you during multiple deployments. God bless the Amy D. Jenkins family. #danieljenkins #22toomany #happybday #salute
Lawrence Daniel Jenkins
Sardis, GA-Entered into rest Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home in Sardis.
Daniel was a disabled veteran, having proudly served his country in the United States Army for six years. During his time of service he was deployed to two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour in South Korea. Like so many of our veterans, he suffered greatly with post-traumatic stress disorder.
He was born September 18, 1983 in Austin, Texas and always considered Texas his home (Hook ‘em Horns), but he was also always a huge Atlanta Braves fan.