Americans in Wartime Experience

John W. Jones, Jr.

Vietnam War

As a member of the United States Marine Corps, John W. Jones, Jr. served his country during the Vietnam War.  He served with the 1rst Battalion, 9th Marines and would rise to the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant.  John's bunk mate was killed during the war and he says that he thinks about his time in combat everyday.  John says, you go to combat, and "you never come back the same."

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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