Lennis “Clyde” Gentry was Killed in Action in Tay Ninh. He was in Co C, 1st Bn, 28th BN, 1st Infantry Division., out of Fort Riley, Kansas.

Son of Robert Clyde and Gladys Omeka Gentry. Sister Lucille and Brother Gary. Powell High School Graduate.

I witnessed his demise. I was his company commander when he was killed in action 10-20 feet from me on January 22, 1970. He was assigned to company, Co C, 1st Bn, 28th BN, 1st Infantry Division. He was a good man, respected in the unit, and a good soldier who did his duty to the end. His family should be proud of him.
–Submitted by William Roberts

  • Rank: Specialist 4th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 May 1949
  • Date of death: 22 January 1970
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Powell
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bells Campground Cemetery, Powell, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Patrick McCabe

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.


Submit more information on this veteran →