Medal of Honor Recipient Remembered in Jenkins
Written by Joanna Adams Sergent
Jenkins has a very special sign downtown to honor one of its heroes. Lt. Darwin K. Kyle was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner who fought in the Korean War. His monument reads as follows:
Lt. Darwin K. Kyle
The Congressional Medal of Honor Winner fought in the Korean War. Born in Jenkins, June 1918. Second Lt. Kyle in U.S. Army with Co K, 7th Inf. Regt., 3d Inf. Div. Lt. Kyle rallied his men amid intensive fighting to renew attacks on enemy machine-gun positions. He killed 7 men in 2 assaults, then was slain by enemy fire, February 16, 1951.
Rest in Honorable Peace dear Soldier. Your watch is done, we thank you for your brave service to our country. ~~ Kentucky Tennessee Living.
I have attended the University of Kentucky. I have an Associates Degree from Hazard Community College and Technical School. I have also attended the University of Pikeville. I have taken several classes in Journalism as well as in the Appalachian History, Literature, and Sociology during my time at those schools.
I was born in Florida and grew up in Burdine, Kentucky. I have been married to David W. Sergent since May 4, 2013. I have two children and four grandchildren from a previous marriage. I currently live in Tennessee but my hope is to one day come back home to live in the beautiful mountains once more.