Army Memorabilia

Jones, Ira B

Rank: Staff Sergeant
Serial Number: 36688932
Military Branch: Co. F, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division
Origin: Illinois
Date of Death: 1944-8-15
Rhone American Cemetery, Draguiguan, France
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Without more data, nothing can be found about Ira Jones past. An IDPF would solve this. 

The 36th Division spearheaded the invasion of southern France. Private Ira Jones was a member of the 2nd Battlion of the 143rd Infantry when they landed on Red Beach at 1000 hrs on the morning of D Day of the invasion of southern France-the Riviera. Sometime that day as the 143rd cleared the town of San Raphael, and then cleared Red Beach from the rear, Staff  Sergeant Jones was killed.

The group includes Jones' officially engraved posthumous slot brooch Purple Heart with its presentation box and white shipping box. Also included is his Roosevelt Accolade, an 8×10 color studio portrait of Jones in uniform, a snapshot of Jones wearing an Army uniform and overcoat, and 2 snapshots taken at the American cemetery in Draguignan taken when the crosses were still made of wood. Also included is the unit history of the 36th Division entitled "The Fighting 36th". That history contains a list of all of the personnel in the division.

SOLD to a collector 04-2021 

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