Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marine Cpl. Adam D. Jones

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Cpl. Adam D. Jones, 29, of Germantown, Ohio

Cpl Jones was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 27, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Dayton Daily News

GERMANTOWN — Marine Cpl. Adam Jones was 29 when he was killed in combat Tuesday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

People here remember him as a quiet neighborhood kid who was willing to stand with his friends.

Ralph Tidd recalled Jones as one of the many kids who ran through the neighborhood. “Just like any other boy, he didn’t have a halo. There are always scraps between boys,” he said, remembering Jones was one of the kids his wife carried to school on the bus.

A 2000 graduate of Valley View High School, Jones was a quiet young man. “He was a couple years younger than me, but every time I talked with him, he was a great kid always willing to help out,” said Bobby Johnson.

Now a Germantown police officer, Johnson said the last time he saw Jones he talked about enlisting in the Marine Corps.

“He was just a stand-up kid, quiet and respectful,” Johnson said.

Germantown is a small village of just over 5,000, soon to be a city. Everyone knows everyone or knows somebody who knows everyone. At the Municipal Building, mention Jones’ name and people shake their head in sadness. “It’s a tragedy for the family,” Johnson said, speaking for many.

On his Facebook page, Jones said he was the squad leader for 60mm mortar squad with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Details of his death were not immediately available from the Marine Corps.

Jones enlisted in Corps in November 2006 and had two deployments to Iraq, two to Afghanistan and a relief deployment to Haiti.

His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe R. Jones. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, mother, Carolyn Jones Hibberd; sister, Kelly Jones-Collins; brothers, Mark & Travis Jones; numerous other relatives & many friends.

Marine Cpl. Adam D. Jones was killed in action on 4/27/11.

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