CHARLES D JONES
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

CHARLES DONALD JONES

WALL NAME

CHARLES D JONES

PANEL / LINE

32W/60

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

KANKAKEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kankakee County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SW1

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES DONALD JONES
POSTED ON 5.31.2021
POSTED BY: Ione m Peavy mickey

Rolling along mexico way

Thank you Chuck for all you have given, it is the greatest sacrifice of all. You are a hero. I will never ever forget you.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2019

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

SW1 Charles D. Jones was a Steelworker assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On February 13, 1969, SW1 Jones was part of a work crew at Camp Hoover in Quang Nam Province, RVN, that was preparing to string concertina wire through an old French minefield. When the M35 2½-ton cargo truck carrying the work team arrived, Jones dismounted and hit a “Bouncing Betty” bounding type mine. He was mortally wounded by the blast. A Navy corpsman (HM3 Burden) risked his life moving through the minefield to provide aid. Jones was evacuated to the hospital ship USS Repose (AH-16) where he expired. The corpsman was awarded a Bronze Star medal for bravery. During an investigation of the incident, it was noted that the French had reportedly declared the entire area swept and cleared of mines. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “U.S. Navy Seabees-The Vietnam Years-1969”]
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POSTED ON 10.11.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PO1C Charles Jones, Thank you for your service as a Steelworker 1st Class. I researched you on you 51st anniversary, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Tomorrow is actually Columbus Day. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SW1 Charles Donald 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 1.18.2013
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece, and Rosa King

Salute to a Fellow Veteran

You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.

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