GERMANTOWN, OH, US
U.S. Marine Corps
CPL, 3D BN, 2D MAR, (RCT-8, II MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
04/27/2011, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
People in Germantown remember Corporal Jones as a quiet neighborhood kid loyal to his friends. Corporal Jones graduated in 2000 from Valley View High School. “He was a couple years younger than me, but every time I talked with him, he was a great kid always willing to help out,” said Bobby Johnson, a friend. He added that the last time he saw Corporal Jones he talked about enlisting in the Marine Corps.
“He was just a stand-up kid, quiet and respectful.”
Germantown is a village. Everyone knows everyone and mentioning Corporal Jones causes people to shake their heads and reflect on their sadness. “It’s a tragedy for the family,” Bobby Johnson said, speaking for many. Corporal Jones enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 2006. He was deployed twice to Iraq, twice to Afghanistan and served a relief deployment to Haiti.
This is a prayer written by Corporal Jones:
Lord, I ask you to watch over my men as we go into the valley of the shadow of death. I know that the enemy we face is not only an enemy of America, but an enemy of Israel as well, an enemy of you Lord, so I know we are fighting for you. If it is your will that one of us from weapons platoon should fall, please let it be me, and not one of my brothers. In your name I pray. Amen.
Corporal Adam D. Jones
These entries from his on line Guest Book help define the kind of man Adam Jones was:
April 27, 2011 I was a foster child with the Jones’, and Adam was the big brother I never had growing up. I will miss him. I give the family my love…. with love Raymond Price, Tampa, Florida
April 28, 2011
Dearest Carolyn and Family, Just a note to express our deepest sympathy for your great loss of Adam. He was a blessing to us and to our church. We are praying for you without ceasing. He was a brave man and was doing what he believed in. Semper Fi: Always faithful! He was a true Marine. One of the few and one of the proud. We are here for you 24-7. May the Lord bless you with strength beyond measure. The Congregation of The Northridge Free Will Baptist Church
At the rising of the sun and at its going down We remember them