SGT Paul Jay Kingery, USMC
April 24, 1946 – May 13, 1968
Born in Chardon, Ohio, SGT Jay Kingery was assigned to Sub-Unit #1, 1st Radio Battalion, III Marine Amphibious Force. His MOS/Specialty was 2571 (Special Radio Operator).
SGT Kingery began his tour in Vietnam on October 5, 1966. During his service, SGT Kingery experienced a traumatic event which ultimately resulted in loss of life on May 13, 1968. Killed in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, recorded circumstances attributed his death as accidental self-inflicted injury. Today he would have been 76 years old.
The location of SGT Kingery’s name can be found on the Vietnam memorial wall on Panel 59E, Line 25.