CHARLES A JONES
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

CHARLES ALEXANDER JONES

WALL NAME

CHARLES A JONES

PANEL / LINE

24W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

03/06/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/22/1969

HOME OF RECORD

TULARE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tulare County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES ALEXANDER JONES
POSTED ON 5.22.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC Charles Alexander Jones, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.22.2013
POSTED BY: A Vietnam Vet.

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War



Sergeant First Class Charles Alexander Jones, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action on May 19, 1969 while serving with the U.S. IV Corps in Southeast Asia.


General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 3197 (1969)



Action Date: May 19, 1969



Service: Army



Rank: Sergeant First Class



Division: IV Corps

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POSTED ON 5.20.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park, Modesto,CA. SS BSM-OLC AM PH
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POSTED ON 4.18.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 1.25.2002

Photo

Photo
Photo from:
"Vietnam: One Week's Dead"
LIFE Magazine
Vol. 66, No. 25
June 27, 1969
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