Roosevelt Jones

Date of Birth: 08/09/1928
High School:
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: MSGT
Date of Casualty: 01/19/1968
Province of Casualty:
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 15
Panel Row: 17

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The career non-commissioned officer worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for three years before entering the Army in 1947. He served at bases in Germany and Korea, among other places and was ordered to Vietnam in December 1967. The 39-year-old master sergeant. a light weapons squad leader and platoon leader, was first sergeant of Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Jones died in Vietnam on Jan. 19, 1968. He was survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial