Walter Edward Jones was born at Corbin, Kentucky, the son of Ernest S. Jones and Birdie Hibbard.

Buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, D, 24, 42

The Evening Herald Courier, 11 May 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest S. Jones of Kingsport, Tenn., were notified this week that their son, Lt. Walter Edward Jones was killed in action in Europe on April 20, while serving with General Patch’s Seventh Army. Mr. Jones operates the Jones Wholesale Company in Bristol and Kingsport.
Lt. Jones was commissioned a second lieutenant in France on January 12. He went overseas in October of 1944 as a private and at the time he was commissioned he was a sergeant in the infantry. He entered the service June 17, 1943; was trained at Camp Haan, Calif., as a member of the anti-aircraft, and later was transferred to Camp Carson, Col., with the infantry, and was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., prior to going overseas. Lt. Jones participated in the battle of Germany from Nov. 1, 1944. As a sergeant he was a squad leader. He was awarded the combat infantryman’s badge, the good conduct medal, and expert rifleman’s medal and the sharpshooter’s medal.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 October 1923
  • Date of death: 20 April 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifleman’s Medal, Sharpshooter’s Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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