Louis Farr JonesColonel
558TH TAC FTR SQDN, 12TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
29 December 1925 - 29 November 1967
San Angelo, Texas
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The database page for Louis Farr Jones
Louis Farr Jones a San Angelo, Texas native where he grew up. He was a graduate of the old San Angelo High School and was an Eagle Scout. He held several college degrees and was an ordained minister.
He had served in the Korean War as a member of the Air Force Reserves and also was recalled for the Vietnam War. He was shot down in November 1967 as a F-4C pilot on a bombing run and he was MIA.
Partial remains were repatriated and identified in November 2000. These remains were buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, Comal, California on November 26, 2004. His wife lives in California and is active in MIA issues.
He is remembered by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and by the Concho Valley Vietnam Memorial. Colonel Jones also has a facility named for him at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.
From a PBVVM representative,
A Note from The Virtual WallThen-Major Louis F. Jones was flying F-4C tail number 64-0701 as one in a flight of Phantoms attacking a road junction on the Ho Chi Minh Trail some 30 miles west of Khe Sanh. His aircraft was hit by AAA as he pulled off from his second attack run, burst into flames, nad crashed near the town of Sepone. Although the back-seater, 1stLt L. J. Lemoine, was able to eject and was successfully recovered, there was no evidence that Major Jones got out of the F-4 before ground impact. Even so, he was carried as missing rather than killed in action and was twice promoted before the Secretary of the Air Force approved a finding that he had died in the incident. As noted above, his remains were repatriated on 20 Nov 2000, with positive identification announced on 26 Nov 2001.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Oct 2006
Last updated 11/13/2010