Saturday, December 3, 2016

PFC Henry A. Jones

PFC Henry A. Jones was born 24 Jun 1920 in Polk, Missouri to Louis Calvin and Mary Evylena (Mattingly) Jones.  His father farmed and died in 1938 of heart disease.

Henry was drafted in September 1943. Sent to Europe he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944. On 5 Sep 1944 Henry was promoted to PFC.  PFC Jones was killed in action on 3 Dec 1944. 

PFC Jones is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

Brother Randall Raphael Jones served Cannon Company 289th Infantry and was awarded the Bronze Star. Brother Philip Floyd Jones also served in the army during WWII.  Brother Pius Bernard Jones served in the Army from 1946 to 1947.

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