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.