Douglas Lee Jones was the son of Dallas Ray Jones and Beatrice Trula Jaynes. He married Sandra Wintger McNabb on 27 December 1961 and was the father of two children. He was killed on October 12 in a helicopter crash in Vietnam. He had been in Vietnam since April. He had taken paratrooper training before becoming a helicopter pilot.

Military Data
Length Service 02
Unit 173RD FLT PLT, HHC, 173RD SPT BN, 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 15 April 1966
Incident Date 12 October 1966
Casualty Date 12 October 1966
Age at Loss 24
Location Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason Helicopter – Pilot
Casualty Detail Air loss or crash over land

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  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 November 1941
  • Date of death: 12 October 1966
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 173rd Airborne Brigade
  • Theater: Air Medal with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Air Meal with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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