Legacy Series | Alonza Jones

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This channel includes video clips from veteran Alonza Jones' oral history interview, in which he describes his experiences training for the Marine Corps and shipping out to the Pacific during World War II.

Born in Alabama in 1926, Alonza Jones grew…


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This channel includes video clips from veteran Alonza Jones' oral history interview, in which he describes his experiences training for the Marine Corps and shipping out to the Pacific during World War II.

Born in Alabama in 1926, Alonza Jones grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the Pacific, both on Guadalcanal and Okinawa. After the war he built airplanes for the Lockheed corporation and later obtained a job with the United States Postal Service.

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