Historic Hood River
Carey Jenkins, Spanish American War
Here’s Carey Jenkins in a Spanish American War uniform. I can’t find a service record for him, though he did have a draft registration for WW I. Jenkins graduated with the first class at the University of Oregon dental school. He practiced dentistry for more than 50 years, though I wonder if his proudest moment wasnâ€™t in 1937, when he became a member of the Rotarianâ€™s â€œHole in One clubâ€ with a 125 yd shot.
Join me this morning at Anderson’s Tribute Center (11AM) to honor our veterans. I will be giving a brief talk about the veterans through Hood River’s history, including many photos from our collection. You won’t see this one since I can’t verify his service, but I have many other images and stories to share.