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First Name: Roy

Last Name: Jones

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: D.

Date of Birth: 14 February 1919

Date of Death: 30 March 1991

Rank: Major

Years Served:
Roy D. Jones

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Roy D. Jones

Major, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 95th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 45 (December 14, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Roy D. Jones (ASN: 0-1176087), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Battery C, *** Field Artillery Battalion, 95th Infantry Division, from 14 November 1944 to 22 November 1944, in the vicinity of Metz, France.
First Lieutenant Jones was an Artillery Forward Observer with Company L, *** Infantry Regiment, in the assault on Fort Gametta and the subsequent drive on Metz. Throughout this period his performance of duty was conspicuous in gallantry and ability. Often First Lieutenant Jones engaged the Germans in small arms firing and on one occasion, when normal communication with the artillery was cut off, he left a place of cover under intense shelling in order to obtain a radio, enabling him to adjust artillery fire accurately on German troops threatening friendly positions. First Lieutenant Jones entered Metz with the forward elements of Company L at which time his keen ability to place artillery fire on critical targets just ahead of the assaulting troops was a material factor in the reduction of the German bastion.
First Lieutenant Jones' gallant and skillful service reflects great credit upon him, and was in accordance with the highest traditions of the military service.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317256   Created by: drjones46




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