LCPL Larry Allan Jones, USMC
July 28, 1948 – April 24, 1968
LCPL Larry Jones was born on July 28, 1948 in Thousand Oaks, California. After enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and basic and cryptologic training, he was assigned to H&S Company, 1st Radio Battalion, 3RD MARDIV, III Marine Amphibious Force.
His MOS/Specialty was 2571: Special Radio Operator (Cryptologist)
LCPL Jones died of his wounds on April 24, 1968, 16 days after he was hit with an explosive device on April 8 in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. His was 19 years old.
The location of LCPL Jones’s name can be found on the Vietnam memorial wall on Panel E51, Line 47.
Today LCPL Larry Jones would have celebrated his 72nd birthday.
28 July 2020 at 15:14
Wow, so young to leave us, very sad.
30 July 2020 at 19:00
Semper Fi, Marine! Thank you for your service. My greatest respect to you and every other service member who gives the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country and our people free.
Corporal Larry A. Jones was born several months after me. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to have died at the age of nineteen. I’m sure I speak for all of Station HYPO’s readers in offering Corporal Jones’ family our condolences for their loss.