|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1950|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1969|
Name: Grayland Jones
Rank/Branch: E3/US Army
Unit: 128th Signal Company, Port Command, 1st Logistics Command
Date of Birth: 01 September 1950
Home City of Record: Indianapolis IN
Date of Loss: 23 November 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 115102N 1090917E (CP128205)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: water (some lists say Boat.
PFC Grayland Jones was assigned to the 128th Signal Company, Port Command. On November 23, 1969, he was off duty and attending a swimming
party at a transmitter Naval site at the beach at Cam Rahn Bay. While Jones was swimming, he called for help and disappeared.
A thorough search was made of the area and all local islands without revealing any sign of PFC Jones.
In February 1975, a source reported a grave site that could possibly correlate to the loss of PFC Jones, but no remains were recovered despite a
thorough investigation of the report.
Jones' loss is one of the unfortunate accidental deaths that occur wherever people are. The fact that he died an accidental death in the midst of war is tragically ironic. He is listed among the missing with honor, because his body was never found to be returned to the country he served.
Viet Nam War Memorial; Panel 16W Line 112
Note: Garland's Name is listed on the Viet Nam Memorial Wall; Panel 16W Line 112
Body lost at sea
Created by: Mike
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70391929