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  PFC John Roland Jones IV    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Able Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC John Roland Jones IV, RA16305451, who died in the service of his country on April 25th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as MIA to Declared Dead. At the time of his death John was 20 years of age. He was from Racine, Wisconsin. John's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC John Roland Jones IV 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.

Corporal Jones was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950 and returned to duty on March 1, 1951. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on April 25, 1951. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Corporal Jones was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Although I never knew him, John R Jones IV was my uncle. I am grateful for the messages posted by Alex Harkness and hope others that knew John will share their memories of him as well. John came from a long line of war veterans. His brother, Bill was a decorated Sergeant in WWII, his father was a WWI veteran and his grandfather was a POW during the Civil War. We are grateful for their service as well as Alex's and their contribution to the freedom we enjoy today. (John Wojszko, j62m64@charter.net)

I hardly knew him but I do remember the night he was hit with shrapnel from a mortar round as we were pulling back after being surrounded.I believe he was with the 1st. Platoon, Co. A 35th. Inf. Rgt. 25th. Inf.Div. He wasn't with my squad though. He was with us less than a month.
Acording to Co.A 35tn Inf. Rgt. morning reports John R. Jones IV Pfc. RA16305451 reported to Able Co. on or about 1 March 1951. Duty to MIA effective 25 April 1951 during the Chinese Spring Offensive.It is assumed his body was later recovered. I did not know him well as he was in another squad and I had little contact with him. I do remember that he was maybe 100 ft. in front of me when we were withdrawing when a mortar round landed around where he was. I think of him many, many times. May god always be with you, John. Your comrade in arms Alex Harkness