HOUSTON, TX, USA U.S. Army PFC, 984TH MP CO, 759TH MP BN, FORT CARSON, CO DIWANIYAH, IRAQ 05/10/2007
Roy Jones, 21, of Houston; assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; died May 10 in Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire.
A decorated Army private from Houston was killed Thursday. Pfc. Roy L. Jones III, died from wounds sustained from small-arms fire in Diwaniyah, Iraq the defense department said.
He is the third Houston area soldier to die in the past week. Jones was assigned to the 984th Military Police Company from Fort Carson, Colo.
Defense department officials said the 21-year-old had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and had received a combat action badge since being deployed to Iraq in Sept. 7.
From his mother Nanette: Roy was an energetic kid who lived life to the fullest, he was outgoing, fun loving, loved to dance, and kept a smile on his face. He really loved his family.