World War IIUS Army
157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
Service Number: 38006467
Inducted: February 6, 1941
Killed in action June 2, 1944 in Italy
Buried: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Plot G, Row 14, Grave 2, Nettuno, Italy
Purple Heart w/Oak Leaf Cluster
Son of A.H. Jones of Eckley.
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Yuma Pioneer July 6, 1944
Eckley Soldier Dies in Battle Against Germans
Sergeant Tom Jones, Reported Missing Last Week, Now Said Killed in Italy
Staff Sergeant Tom Jones, son of A.H. Jones of the Eckley community, who previously had been listed as missing in action, is now reported to have lost his life in battle against the Germans in Italy. His death on June 2, was announced Monday of this week in a message of sympathy sent to the father from the secretary of war.
Sergeant Jones lived in the Eckley community for many years before he entered the armed forces and was associated with his father in farming. Several sisters also reside around Eckley. The young man was well liked and the sympathy of the community goes to relatives of the gallant soldier.
Yuma Pioneer August 17, 1944
Memorial services were held at the Community Church Sunday afternoon by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Yuma County Chapter, for Sgt. Thomas Jones, who was killed in action in Italy.
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