Virginia Heroes

Harry L. Jones

Colonel, Army

Born: January 11, 1919
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Entered: November 1, 1940
Discharged: December 31, 1974
Served In: Korea, Vietnam, World War II
Awards: Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Commendation Medal, Eur-Afr-MidEastern Campaign Medal, Korean Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, United Nations Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Joined the National Guard in 1940 when the song of the day was “Good Bye Dear I’ll Be Back in a Year.” Served for three wars and 32 years active service. Great father, grandfather, Soldier and Christian man.

He served in Operation Torch, Husky and Italian campaign in WWII. Became an Army Aviator in 1950, serving in Korea and Viet Nam. He was Assistant Commandant of the US Army Transportation School. A pioneer in Army aviator logistics and maintenance. Son and grandson are both Army Aviators.

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