Friday, July 29, 2016

PFC Marsh Julian Jones

PFC Marsh Julian Jones was born as "Morse Julian Jones" on 17 Aug 1913 in Rainswood, Virginia to Eppa George and Anna Mirteen (Allison) Jones.  The family of 6 farmed in Richmond County. 

Marsh was drafted in April 1941.  At some point after his initial training, Marsh was assigned to Anti-Tank Company 116th Infantry.  He trained with that unit in England for the amphibious assault on "fortress Europe" and was with the unit on 6 Jun 1944.  Marsh fought with the unti until 29 Jul 1944 when he was killed in action.

PFC Jones is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.  His father died 1 Oct 1944. His brother, George Wesley Jones served in the Army during the war. 

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