LARRY W JONES
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HONORED ON PANEL 68W, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

LARRY WAYNE JONES

WALL NAME

LARRY W JONES

PANEL / LINE

68W/4

DATE OF BIRTH

07/31/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/25/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BRIDGEPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lawrence County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY WAYNE JONES
POSTED ON 1.14.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 3.27.2021

Final Mission of SP4 Larry W. Jones

On May 25, 1968, a team of engineers from Company A, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, located at Ben Het Special Forces Camp, conducted a mine sweep on Highway 512 in the direction of Dak To in Kontum Province, RVN. They were supported by one platoon of armored personnel carriers (APC’s) from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry. During the operation, the group made contact two miles northeast of the camp with a reinforced North Vietnamese Army company astride the road. An engineer operating a Caterpillar D7 dozer turned towards the tree line concealing the enemy, dismounted, and took cover behind the blade and returned fire. He was rescued by one of the APCs. The NVA was noted for their aggressiveness during the battle, some running towards the point of contact. The remainder of C Troop, 2/1st arrived to reinforce the besieged platoon while artillery, air strikes, and gunships from B Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry provided supporting fire. The firefight lasted from late morning until late afternoon when the enemy broke contact. Three C Troop personnel were killed in the engagement and another ten were wounded. One of the dead Americans was discovered during a sweep of the battle area. SSG Antonio Lopez Jr. was located between the road and tree line lying alongside an enemy combatant. Also lost were SSG Guy W. Martin and SP4 Larry W. Jones. Enemy losses were reported at forty-seven. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Operation Mathews, Combat Operations After-Action Report, 4th Infantry Division, May-June 1968” at ttu.edu; also, information provided by John Himes (February 2021)]
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POSTED ON 10.16.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Larry Jones, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Columbus Day just passed, and we are looking forward to Halloween. 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 6.25.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018

Good times

I remember many good times with you ,your brother Bill and Nick Yost.
Jim (Dick) Mills
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