Ninety-year-old Calhoun Pfc. Lee Jones (front), 61-years after
World War II was over, received his medals this week, eleven in
all, including the Bronze Star and a POW flag, shown with Mike Myers (L), who led the awards effort, and Roane County veteran Denver Gandee (R)
Ninety-five-old Lee Jones of Big Bend, likely the first Calhoun man to enter service in World War II, has died.
He was a country boy who had rarely crossed the county line, thrust in the battlefields of Germany, to end up a prisoner of war.
In 2006, during a special ceremony at Big Bend, Jones belatedly received his medals, eleven in all, including a Bronze Star.
Funeral services are Sunday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville at 2 p.m., with military rites at the Goodnight Cemetery.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday.
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