Saturday, February 25, 2017

SSG Frank J. Jones

courtesy Des Philippet
SSG Frank J. Jones was born in 1924 in Missouri the son of Isaac S. and Ethel Hazel (Thompson) Jones. His father worked in both the tire and metal fabrication industries.

Frank was drafted in September 1943.  He was sent to Europe and on 22 Jun 1944 transferred from  the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry.  On 11 Sep 1944 he was promoted to SSG.  He was wounded that same day and evacuated to hospital. He did not return to the unit until 18 Jan 1945.  SSG Jones was killed in action on 25 Feb 1945. 

SSG Jones is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery. Brother Robert Isaac Jones served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the war.  Brother Donald Ray Jones served in the Army during the Korean War.

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