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Charlie P Jones

Branch: Army
Served: 1933 - 1954
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Written by: Jean Pinson , daughter
My father, Charlie Paul Jones, born April 21, 1914, in Tyler, Texas, joined the Army in 1933 and served in World War II in the Middle East and in Korea. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1954 at the age of 40. Retiring from his second career in 1976, he became very active in the Yaarab Temple Shriners' LOH and carried the American Flag in the color guard unit until diagnosed with ALS in 1997 at 83. Married to 'Bill' Jones, his devoted wife of 60 yrs and caregiver for 3 yrs., he continued to be our inspiration until the day he died on September 2, 2000. He was 86. He will always be my hero.

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