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Herbert Charpoit Jones

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Death: Died in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Cause of death: KIA
Place of Burial: San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
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Husband of Joanne Jones

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About Ens. Herbert C. Jones

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Ensign Herbert Charpoit Jones, United States Naval Reserve, for conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Ensign Jones organized and led a party, which was supplying ammunition to the anti-aircraft battery of the U.S.S. CALIFORNIA (BB-44) after the mechanical hoists were put out of action when he was fatally wounded by a bomb explosion. When two men attempted to take him from the area which was on fire, he refused to let them do so, saying in words to the effect, "Leave me alone! I am done for. Get out of here before the magazines go off."

Action Date: 7-Dec-41

Service: Naval Reserve

Rank: Ensign

Division: U.S.S. California (BB-44)

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Ens. Herbert C. Jones's Timeline

December 1, 1918
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
December 7, 1941
Age 23
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA