ALBERT O. JONES, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Albert Jones '65

Date of birth: June 6, 1941

Date of death: June 17, 1969

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1965 Lucky Bag:

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ALBERT OLDER JONES

Annapolis, Maryland

Hailing from the near-by Metropolis of Shady Side Al spent two years in the Airdale Navy before coming to USNA. Here he lived a dare-devil life until one disastrous night midway through youngster year when Navy finally caught up with him. An excellent athlete, Al soon won himself a place on the Varsity Wrestling team and discovered that the "Wing" position on the Rugby team suited his particular talents. Al spent many hours of liberty looking for the one special girl but has yet to accomplish this goal. His liberal outlook on life and his fine sense of humor make Al an interesting if not spirited debater. Nothing escapes his careful scrutiny and his many escapades have made him a legend to those who know him well. Graduation will send Al to Pensacola as an imaginative and capable aviator with all the qualifications needed for him to continue along the paths developed here at USNA.

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ALBERT OLDER JONES

Annapolis, Maryland

Hailing from the near-by Metropolis of Shady Side Al spent two years in the Airdale Navy before coming to USNA. Here he lived a dare-devil life until one disastrous night midway through youngster year when Navy finally caught up with him. An excellent athlete, Al soon won himself a place on the Varsity Wrestling team and discovered that the "Wing" position on the Rugby team suited his particular talents. Al spent many hours of liberty looking for the one special girl but has yet to accomplish this goal. His liberal outlook on life and his fine sense of humor make Al an interesting if not spirited debater. Nothing escapes his careful scrutiny and his many escapades have made him a legend to those who know him well. Graduation will send Al to Pensacola as an imaginative and capable aviator with all the qualifications needed for him to continue along the paths developed here at USNA.

Loss

From the September-October 1969 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Albert O. Jones, USN. died on 17 June as the result of an aircraft accident at Lemoore, Calif. Services were held in Fort Myer Chapel, followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Lt. Jones was born in Annapolis and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge. While attending the Naval Academy he was a member of the Twenty-second Company and of the varsity wrestling team; he was graduated in June 1965. Following flight training at Pensacola, Lt. Jones flew 135 missions off the USS RANGER over Vietnam. A plank owner of Attack Squadron 147, Lt. Jones was recently selected for the Astronaut Program.

Survivors include his widow Judie and daughter Kellie Lee of 129 Tiger St., NAS, Lemoore, Calif. 93245; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Jones of Shady Side, Md. 20867; brothers David and Boyd. a sister Jean, and his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Leatherbury, all of Shady Side.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1965

Albert is one of 23 members of the Class of 1965 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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