1LT James Dale Jones

1LT James Dale Jones

Birth
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 30 Nov 1970 (aged 24)
Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Burial Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Block M, Section 15782, Space 10
Memorial ID 138258636 View Source
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James the husband of Carol J. Jones, the son of Eugene J. Jones and Jeanne G. Jones of Pontiac Michigan was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant on June 5 1968 in Annapolis Maryland. He arrived in Vietnam on May 9 1970 where he was assigned for duty and served with Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st MRDIV (Rein) FMF.

During the the month of November the Battalion continued to conduct assigned combat operations from Fire Support Base Ross in the vicinity of Que Son, in the Que Son District of Quang Nam Province.

On November 28, Company I under the command of 1Lt Jones was placed under the operational control of the 2d Battalion, 5th Marines and inserted by helicopter 1 kilometer south of Hill 953 and began to participate in Operation IMPERIAL LAKE.

The men began to search for the elusive enemy and on the second day found a base camp which included several huts and caves. As the search progressed, the Marines were hit by sniper fire, one of the enemy missiles struck the CO, 1stLT James Jones and killed him.


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