Louisa County

Lee Jones





Lee Jones Killed in Holland Area, Dispatch Reveals

Letts -- William Jones received a telegram from the War Department Wednesday informing him that his son, Lee Jones, was killed in Holland on Oct. 24.

He enlisted in the army on Feb. 23, 1940, and was stationed at Camp Bowie, Tex. In November, 1941, he was released because of his age but retained in the reserve. Recalled to duty in December, 1941, he was sent to Camp Hood, Tex., and transferred from horse cavalry to mechanized cavalry. Going overseas in January 1944 he reached France on July 4 and served as a member of a tank crew.

The son of William and Mary Harriett Bennett Jones, he was born at Letts on March 23, 1907, but the family resided for a number of years at Princeton, Ia. He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister, Gertrude. Surviving are his father, William Jones of Lett; two brothers, Nile and Ralph Jones, of Letts; a sister, Mrs. Marie Marine, of Rock Island; a half-sister, Mrs. Pearl Wilson, of Portland, Ore., and a half-brother, John Tucker, of Davenport.

Source: The Muscatine Journal News-Tribune, Nov. 9, 1944 (photo included)