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    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.


    Army Sgt. John R. Jones, of Louisville, Ky., will be buried Dec. 6, in Arlington National Cemetery. On June 4, 1971, Jones was part of a U.S. team working with indigenous commandos to defend a radio-relay base, known as Hickory Hill, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. When enemy forces attacked the site, Jones and another serviceman took up a defensive position in a nearby bunker. The following morning, Jones was reportedly killed by enemy fire and the other soldier was captured and held as a POW until 1973.

    http://www.defense.gov/releases/rele...eleaseid=15710

    More info: http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/j/j041.htm

  • #2
    I pray he gets the recognition he deserves. Placing him in Arlington is a good start.
    "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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    • #3
      There is an interesting connection between the nature of Sgt Jones presence at Hickory Hill and state-of-the art SIGINT collection at this "radio relay site". Please see the Radio Research thread for details.

      Sgt Jones had a very important mission at Hickory.

      -- RR
      Last edited by RadioResearcher; 05 Dec 12, 20:40.
      www.RadioVietnam.net

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RadioResearcher View Post

        Sgt Jones had a very important mission at Hickory.

        -- RR
        What kind of mission?

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        • #5
          His Family Will Be Very Pleased To Have His Remains Where They Belong
          Oh Sure The Old Man's Off His Rocker If Grampa Says He's Dead He Must Be Alive
          Grampa Simpson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spike78 View Post
            What kind of mission?
            See http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...er#post2408550

            -- RR
            www.RadioVietnam.net

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            • #7
              Never Forgotten

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              • #8
                RIP Sgt.

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                • #9
                  Happy to see he is finally home. Rest in Peace -
                  "War is hell, but actual combat is a motherf#cker"
                  - Col. David Hackworth

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                  • #10
                    We need a serious 'smilie' displaying the honor guard!
                    "War is hell, but actual combat is a motherf#cker"
                    - Col. David Hackworth

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Spike78 View Post
                      On June 4, 1971, Jones was part of a U.S. team working with indigenous commandos to defend a radio-relay base, known as Hickory Hill, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. When enemy forces attacked the site, Jones and another serviceman took up a defensive position in a nearby bunker. The following morning, Jones was reportedly killed by enemy fire and the other soldier was captured and held as a POW until 1973.
                      The other soldier that was with Jones that day and held as a POW until 1973 was then S/Sgt Jon Cavaiani. Cavaiani would be awarded the Medal of Honor after his release for his actions during the battle. He later retired from the US Army in 1996 as a Sergeant Major.

                      Green Beret From El Paso Met Valiant, Obscure Death in Vietnam - Professional Soldiers

                      Pritzker Military Library - Medal of Honor - Jon R Cavaiani

                      Cavaiani and President Ford 1974


                      Cavaiani (L) and Roger Donlon (R) in 2009
                      So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

                      Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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