Saturday, August 6, 2016

PFC Frank E. Jones

PFC Frank E. Jones was born in 1923 in Custer County, South Dakota to Frank Burton and Elnora Lee (Coker) Jones.  His father farmed.  By 1930 the family had moved to Memphis, Tennessee and his father was supporting the family as a salesman.  In 1940, the elder Frank was working as a night watchman for the WPA with a reported 1939 income of $660.  The younger Frank was a new worker that year. 

Frank was drafted in July 1943.  After his required training he was sent to Europe and on 16 Jun 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry. PFC Jones was wounded on 5 Aug 1944 and evacuated to hospital where he died of his wound(s) on 6 Aug 1944.

PFC Jones is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery

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