View a eulogy for Harold A. Jenkins, USMA '65, who passed away on September 26, 2020.
Harold A. Jenkins
West Point, 1965
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Joseph Hindsley on October 1, 2020:
I was fortunate to know Hal while cadets and later as Tactical Officers. When Hal & I were Regimental XO's in the Tactical Department, we were both promoted to LTC on the same day, April 1. Having a promotion ceremony on that date required us both to assure the Commandant's Office that we would not play any pranks. We didn't.
At the time, Hal had a word game he liked to play. Each day he would select a word at random from a dictionary. He would then use that word in conversations during the day. Sometimes made for some unusual banter. Each Regiment had a large unabridged dictionary displayed on a lectern in the XO's office. Mine was older and had more words. Hal would not let me rest until we completed a property transfer between Regiments.
Hal was a man to walk through life with as a friend, professional, and role model. In the good and difficult times, he kept a sense of humor and always faced problems with the desire to prevail. A good friend to all, he will be missed.
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