Jolly, Robert Gerald
PFC Robert Gerald Jolly, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Taylorsville, NC.
Private First Class Robert Gerald Jolly was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Jolly served our country until November 6th, 1968 in Long An, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was married. It was reported that Robert died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. PFC Jolly is on panel 39W, line 027 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.
OBITUARY: Jolly Funeral To Be Monday
TAYLORSVILLE - Funeral services for Pfc. Robert Gerald Jolly, of Taylorsville will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Millersville Baptist Church by Rev. D, L. Bumgarner, assisted by Rev. Wade Rogers. Burial with military rites will follow in Friendship Lutheran Church Cemetery in Alexander County. The 19-year-old soldier was killed in action in Vietnam on Wednesday, November 6, about two weeks after arriving there. A native of Iredell County, he was born on December 20, 1948. He was the son of Burle and Georgie Lee Honevcutt Jolly of the Millersville community, Route 1, Taylorsville.
He was the Husband of Karen Dayle Jolly, PO Box 393, Taylorsville, NC.
He served with Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliables", USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
(source: Reece, Jim & Reece Thomas;NC Vietnam KIA/MIA's gravesites)