The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPL Roy Vernon Jones, ER57410157, who died in the service of his country on June 6th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Roy was 21 years of age. He was from Liberty, Texas. Roy's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by CPL Roy Vernon Jones include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Roy entered the service 10 January 1950.
BURIAL LOCATION,FAIRLAWN CEMETERY, LIBERTY, TX
"Artillery caught us in the open of a wide, dried-up creek. Four of us were running for cover when by instinct I hit the ground, flat-out. The other three did not and were killed. Although we were part of the same rifle squad, I did not know their full names. One, who was our squad leader, was Tony. (Anthony T Iskierka) Anothers name was Jonesy (Roy Vernon Jones), who was soon to rotate home. The other's name was Smitty (Marvin W Smith) who was a replacement with me. What sticks in my mind is that the night before he died, Tony had me buddy-up with him. Tony told me that he was a father of a new born baby. Jonesy was very upbeat because he was soon to rotate home. Smitty had this little phrase he would us a lot, "There you go!""
Carl S Schell Sr.
Item Company, 35th Inf