Wilber Ray Jones

Service - US Army - Company F, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Rank - Corporal
Born - 9 September 1918
Died - 7 June 1944 - KIA
Buried - Middle Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Rock Service Station Rd., Raleigh, NC
Awards - Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French]
Township - Panther Branch

Corporal Jones was killed in action D-Day plus 1 in France during the Airborne invasion of Normandy, France. His parents were Everett Jones and Chloe Penny Jones. His marker at Middle Creek Primitive Baptist Church is engraved as follows: “Wilbur Ray Jones b. 9 September 1918 d. 17 June 1944, Cpl, Co. F, 507 Paratroop Inf., Killed in Action, France”

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