VIETNAM - JONES, ALDON CECIL

Jones, Aldon Cecil

VIETNAM - JONES, ALDON CECIL
JONES, ALDON CECIL

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 28-Jan-1933

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 10-Jun-1965

Start of tour: 22-Jan-1968

Incident date: 19-Aug-1968

Date of casualty: 19-Aug-1968

Age at death: 35

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire. Individual died from wounds received while track commander of military vehicle on combat operation when hit by hostile fire.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Gale Edward Deering
SSG Aldon Cecil Jones
PFC Edward Austin McKenzie
SP4 Salvador Joe Mendez
SP4 William Leonard Sandersen

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 732 078*

Place of interment: Park Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 48W 056 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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