Jones, Charles Jason (P3, C1, L22)
Sergeant First Class Charles Jason Jones of Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky, 29, died 20 September 2006 at Camp Liberty in Baghdad of non-combat related causes. Jones was assigned as a medic to the 149th Brigade Combat Team Headquarters. The unit, comprised of 50 soldiers, deployed to Iraq earlier in the year and had teams stationed throughout Iraq. Jones joined the Kentucky National Guard in 1993 at the age of 17 and graduated from South Laurel High School in London, Kentucky in 1994. Prior to deploying to Iraq, Jones was a full-time Kentucky National Guard soldier stationed at Frankfort, Kentucky. Jones was a seasoned veteran, with previous deployments in 2002 to Germany and Bosnia. He also deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004. A resident of Lawrenceburg, Jones was a decorated soldier, holding the Army Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal.