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Two Tar Heels Die In Vietnam

   WASHINGTON (AP) - Two North Carolinians have died in the Vietnam war.
   The Defense Department has identified them as Army Pvt. Leroy J. Gentry of Biltmore near Asheville, killed in action, and Army Sgt. Norman L. Plemmons of Charlotte, dead not as the result of hostile action.

[The High Point Enterprise, High Point, NC, 09 May 1969, Fri, Page 3]

[courtesy of Tony Hargrove]

Grave marker for Pfc Leroy J. Gentry in Section A, Lot 410-S. Lewis Memorial Park. Asheville (Buncombe county), North Carolina.

Pfc Gentry died in Tan An (Long An), Vietnam on 5 May 1969,  His death was attributed to "other causes.'

Pfc. L. J. Gentry Killed In War

   Pfc. Leroy J. Gentry, 24, of 92 East St., was killed in action Monday in Vietnam while serving with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.
   Gentry, a native of Canton and a son of Charles Gentry of Georgia and the late Mrs. Beatrice Brown Gentry, had lived in Asheville for 18 years. A former employee of American Enka Corp., he was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church and a former member of the National Guard.
   Surviving in addition to the father are the widow, Mrs. Judy Mintz Gentry; a son, Leroy J. Gentry Jr. and a daughter, Charlene Gentry, both of the home; two brothers, John Ray of Brevard and Charles Gentry Jr. of Asheville; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Jones of Salem, N. J. and Miss Jean Gentry of El Cajon, Calif.
   The body will be returned to Asheville for services and burial under the direction of Morris- Hendon Funeral Home.

[Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, 9 May 1969, Fri, Page 30]

Pfc. Leroy Gentry

   Services for Army Pfc. Leroy J. Gentry, 24, of 92 East St., who was killed in action in Vietnam May 5, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in Beaverdam Baptist Church.
   The Rev. Albert Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Lewis Memorial Park. Military rites will be conducted by a detachment from Ft. Gordon, Ga.
   Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Morris-Hendon Funeral Home.

[Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, 11 May 1969, Sun, Page 30]