WILTON — Spc. Abigail Rose “Abby” Jenks, 20, of Challedon Drive, died Monday, April 19, 2021 during a static line training jump from a helicopter. She was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.
Born on November 18, 2000 in Pensacola, FL, Abby was the daughter of Mary Jenks and Anthony Taglianetti. She grew up in the Greenfield-Saratoga area. Abby participated in 4-H and had a passion for animals.
She was a 2018 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and then enlisted in the US Army. She was a fire support specialist serving as a forward observer with the brigade’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. “Spc. Abigail Jenks was a creative, hardworking, and confident paratrooper,” said Army Capt. Brian Norman, who commanded Jenks’ artillery battery. “Her love for art, animals, and her friends reverberated wherever she worked, (and) her compassion for fellow paratroopers will be truly missed.” She was an accomplished artist and tattoo artist.
Abby was engaged to be married to her Fiancé Sgt. Shane Allen Warren Grant of Fort Bragg, NC.