LITTLETON, CO, U.S.A.
U.S. ARMY, A CO 1/6 INFANTRY
COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD
U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD 193 MP IRBN
11/22/2009, LITTLETON, CO, U.S.A.
Michael Scott Jones was born September 24, 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran and Colorado National Guardsman. Michael Jones passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Littleton, Colorado, surrounded by friends and family that loved him. He was 26 years old.
Michael is the son of David and Elaine Jones of Grand Junction, originally from Austin, Texas. Michael graduated from R-5 High School in 2003. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003 and served two tours of duty in Iraq. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for his service to his country. Michael also served in the U.S. Army reserve with the 5502 U.S. Army hospital unit and most recently with the U.S. Army National Guard 193 MP IRBN. He was preparing to go to Afghanistan to serve with the Military Police.
Michael also volunteered as a mentor with the Partners program in Grand Junction. Michael was not only known as an outstanding soldier, but also as an outstanding person. He was always the life of the party and would do almost anything to make people laugh. Michael loved life and lived his to the fullest. He always wanted to love and help his friends and family and will always be remembered as a true hero.
Michael is survived by his parents, David and Elaine Jones of Grand Junction, Colorado, brothers Matthew Jones and Brice Sauer of Grand Junction, sister Shana Knoblauch of Atlanta; and niece Katrina Knoblauch of Atlanta.
Michael Jones will be deeply missed but will live on in the world through the memories of all those he touched. Heaven smiled the day they received Michael Scott Jones.