With great sadness. we announce the passing of Mr. Kenneth Jones of London Kentucky. He was 89.
Mr. Jones was born on July 5th 1926 and served in the US Army 40th infantry 185th regiment and on November 1944 the division was shipped out to the Solomon Islands.
From April through December the regiment was employed in combat on New Britain island during the New Britain campaign. Then the regiment landed on Manus Island in December 1944 and invaded the Japanese-held Philippine Islands on 9 January 1945. The regiment participated in various actions of the Philippines Campaign of 1944–45 during the rest of the war, and arrived back at San Francisco, California on 5 April 1946, being inactivated the next day.
Mr. Jones served in the southern Philippine liberation and his decorations included the Philippine Liberation ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, honorable service button, Asiatic Pacific campaign medal, the Bronze Star, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a beloved member of Victory Baptist Church in London Kentucky and the father of Deacon Harold Jones also of London Kentucky. This Memorial tribute was submitted by Jared Gullion.
On behalf of The Greatest Generations Foundation and its members, we salute Mr. Jones for his dedication and service to our nation.
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