Jefferson County


Pvt. Riley Patterson Jones


Riley Patterson Jones was born June 5, 1917 to Charles and Minnie Smith Jones. He died Sept. 7, 1944 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Taguig City, Philippines.

Pvt. Jones served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps Headquarters Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy and was MIA/KIA and was awarded the Purple Heart. Pvt. Jones became a POW and died while onboard a Japanese freighter which was sunk off the western shore of Mindanao, Philippine Islands.