Gary C JonesFirst Lieutenant
D CO, 2ND BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
24 March 1943 - 09 February 1968
East Point, Georgia
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The database page for Gary C Jones
Gary C. Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1943. He attended Georgia State College and joined ROTC. Upon graduation he was comissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He went on to paratroop training and Ranger training. He was proudest of being a Ranger and taught at the school before being sent to Vietnam.
He as assigned as a platoon leader with the 2nd of the 27th Infantry (Wolfounds) of the 25th Infantry Division. The 2nd Brigade set their camp site at Cu Chi and began to patrol the Ho Bo Woods, Iron Triangle, Nui Ba Den, and the Michelin Rubber plantation. He became company commander of D Company when his commander was injured and took the company to the Saigon area during the TET Offensive of 1968. He was killed at Hoc Mon, an area outside of Saigon, while leading his men in pursuit of the enemy.
He leaves many friends and family behind. Gary, we miss you every day and remember your smile and eyes. You cared for your men and you did your job well. You are at peace now and we who survived salute and will never forget you.
From his fiancee.
A Note from The Virtual Wall
Beginning in 1988 the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association annually has established a memorial for one of Atlanta's Vietnam dead. The 1989 memorial, placed in the CNN Center atrium, is for 1LT Jones.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 Feb 2007
Last updated 11/13/2010