Jones, James Ramon, Cpl

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1943, 745, 27th Infantry
Service Years
1939 - 1944


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt. S. Kimbrow to remember Jones, James Ramon (WWII - Author/Writer), Cpl.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Sagaponack, Long Island/Southampton, New York

Date of Passing
May 09, 1977
Location of Interment
Poxabogue-Evergreen Cemetery - Bridgehampton, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Honorably Discharged WW II

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
27th Infantry
  1941-1943, 745, 27th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Guadalcanal
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Jones enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1939 and was stationed in New York, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and California, before he was transferred to the Army Air Corps in Hawaii.

He was when Pearl Harbor was attacked and served in the defense of Hawaii.  In late 1942, he was shipped out for the Solomon Islands, and, in January 1943, participated in fighting on Guadalcanal. Jones's army record was marred by his going AWOL in late 1943 after he was denied leave and his request for a limited duty assignment was ignored.

In the late winter of 1944, he was suddenly promoted to sergeant, though by then was manifesting enough mental problems that he was sent to a psychiatric unit for observation. In the summer of that year, after being diagnosed with a psychoneurotic disorder, he was honorably discharged.

Jones later moved to New York (briefly attending New York University) and then to North Carolina before returning to live  in Robinson, Illinois, where he spent five years working on the book that became From Here to Eternity, receiving encouragement from two Scribners editors, Maxwell Perkins and Burroughs Mitchell. Meanwhile, Jones published his first short story, T"emper of Steel", in Atlantic Monthly during 1948.

From Here to Eternity was finished in 1950 and published in 1951."

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