Derice O'Keith Jones

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/09/1945

 

 

Derice O. Jones was born in Tennessee on July 21, 1919. He was drafted into the Army
on January 21, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. His home of residence was listed as
Greene County, Tennessee and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed
as Protestant.

Private First Class Jones was killed in action in Germany, on February 9, 1945, during the battle
for the city of Prüm.

 

 

Derice O. Jones was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Tennessee.

Burial:
Mount Tabor UMC Cemetery
Camp Creek
Greene County
Tennessee

 

Grave marker for Derice O. Jones

Photo by Judy Green from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Grave monument for the Jones family - Derice O. Jones is in the middle

Photo by Judy Green from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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