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Col William Atkinson Jones, III
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ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.
- James Straub
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
 

- Lance
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015
 
For a longer biography of Col. Jones see the June 1975 issue of Assembly, published by the Association of Graduates, United States Military Academy.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 14, 2015
 

- sjm
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- MKEEE
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- MosherSt.Munger
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- R I P
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- Lazer
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- RAW
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 

- James Snow
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
 
Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Jones served as a Colonel, United States Air Force, 602d Special Operations Squadron, Nakon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress on members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States." Due to the nature of its criteria, it is often awarded posthumously (more than half have been since 1941). Members of all branches of the armed forces are eligible to receive the medal, and there are three versions (one for the Army, one for the Air Force, and one for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard). The Medal of Honor is bestowed upon an individual by the passing of a Joint Resolution in the Congress; and is then personally presented to the recipient or, in the case of posthumous awards, to next of kin, by the President of the United States, on behalf of the Congress, representing and recognizing the gratitude of the American people as a whole. Due to its honored status, the medal is afforded special protection under U.S. law. The Medal of Honor is one of two military neck order awards issued by the United States and is the sole neck order awarded to members of the armed forces (the Commander's Degree of the Legion of Merit is also a neck order but it is only authorized for issue to foreign dignitaries). As the award citation includes the phrase "in the name of Congress", it is sometimes erroneously called the Congressional Medal of Honor; however, the official title is simply the Medal of Honor.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 
Purple Heart Awarded for wounds or death as result of an act of any opposing armed force, as a result of an international terrorist attack or as a result of military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force. The oldest of our military awards, the predecessor for the Purple heart was George Washington's "Badge of Military Merit" (1782).  Washington's award was resurrected in 1932 as the Purple Heart and is awarded to any person wounded in action while serving in any of our Armed Forces.  It is also presented posthumously to the next of kin of personnel killed in action or who die of wounds sustained in action.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 
The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Military. The medal was created in 1942 and is awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight . The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, on 11 May 1942. The Air Medal was awarded retroactive to 8 September 1939. The medal is awarded to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. During World War II the medal's award criteria varied widely depending on the theater of operations, the aircraft flown, and the missions accomplished. In Europe some bomber crewmembers received it for five sorties; elsewhere much higher criteria were used. The Air Medal may be awarded to recognize single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties. However, it may also be awarded to certain other individuals whose combat duties require regular and frequent flying in other than a passenger status, or individuals who perform a particularly noteworthy act while performing the function of a crew member but who are not on flying status. These individuals must make a discernible contribution to the operational land combat mission or to the mission of the aircraft in flight. Examples of personnel whose combat duties require them to fly include those in the attack elements of units involved in air-land assaults against an armed enemy and those directly involved in airborne command and control of combat operations. Also to include personnel performing "Dustoff" Medevac operations. Awards will not be made to individuals who use air transportation solely for the purpose of moving from point to point in a combat zone. Subsequent awards of the Air Medal are denoted in the U.S. Army by award numerals displayed on the medal and ribbon. The Army originally used oak leaf clusters, however it changed to numerals during the Vietnam War when the number of Air Medals awarded became too large to be annotated on a single ribbon. The Army and the Air Force also awards the Air Medal with the "V" Device for acts of heroism. The Secretary of the Air Force approved the "V" device for Air Medals awarded for heroism effective 21 Oct 2004. This applies to all Air Force members (Active Duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard), retirees, and veterans. It is not authorized for wear on the medal for an earlier date. The Air Force does not utilize numerals on the Air Medal. Subsequent awards are annotated with the traditional oak leaf clusters. Enlisted members are also awarded three points toward promotion.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 
The National Defense Service Medal is a military service medal of the United States military originally commissioned by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Created in 1953, the National Defense Service Medal was intended to be a "blanket campaign medal" awarded to any member of the United States military who served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Sir.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 
The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is issued to recognize military service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service R.I.P. Sir. members in every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. We the people, thank you for your service.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 
The Vietnam Campaign Medal is a military recognition awarded by the Republic of Vietnam, (also known as South Vietnam), to any member of the United States, Australian, New Zealand and allied military forces serving six months or more in support of Republic of Vietnam military operations. Established in 1966, the decoration is a service medal of the Vietnam War and was the most commonly bestowed foreign military award to United States military personnel prior to the Gulf War. The decoration may also be awarded to any service member who, while serving outside the geographical limits of the Republic of Vietnam, provided direct combat support to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces for a period exceeding six months. This stipulation most often applies to members who performed Vietnam War support from Thailand and Japan. In such cases, a U.S. service member must have been awarded either the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (for service in a Vietnam campaign) to be eligible for the Vietnam Campaign Medal. For those members who were wounded by an enemy force, captured by the enemy in the line of duty, or killed in action, the Vietnam Campaign Medal is automatically awarded regardless of total time served in Vietnam. R.I.P. Sir.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
 

- Bunny
 Added: May. 31, 2014
 
Thank You!!!!
- Little_Storm
 Added: May. 31, 2014
 

- Chuck Brandon
 Added: May. 2, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
 

- Amanda Bishop Burns
 Added: Dec. 12, 2013
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
 

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
 

- RAW
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
 

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
 
R.I.P.
- Danny Trahan
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
 

- Familly Researcher
 Added: May. 31, 2013
 

- Marty Stewart
 Added: May. 31, 2013
 
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: May. 31, 2013
 

- teg
 Added: May. 6, 2013
 

- peggy
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012
 
Rest in peace, Colonel. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. God bless you for your gallant defense of a noble cause and of the people of Vietnam.
- Sharon
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012
 

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012
 

- MKEEE
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012
 

- RAW
 Added: Nov. 15, 2012
 

- Lance
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 1, 2012
 
With respect
- Debi
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012
 

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: May. 31, 2012
 

- LG
 Added: May. 31, 2012
 

- MKEEE
 Added: May. 31, 2012
 

- Marty Stewart
 Added: May. 31, 2012
 
God bless you on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: May. 31, 2012
 
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: May. 11, 2012
 
I light a candle for William Atkinson Jones, III ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
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