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Thomas R. Jones, Sr. papers

Identifier: MS-075

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between United States Army Private First Class (PFC) Thomas R. Jones and his wife, Mary Mildred Jones, regarding his military training service in during World War II in the Southeastern United States and from 1943 to 1945. Information concerning PFC Jones’ location and details about the war was censored at the time by the United States Army. He primarily writes about the weather and food in addition to inquiring about his family's wellbeing.


  • 1943-1945


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas R. Jones, Sr. began his military service in the United States Army in 1943 December with basic training at Fort McPherson in Georgia. Before joining Allied Forces in the European theatre of World War II, he also completed training at Fort McClellan in Alabama, Camp Shelby in Mississippi, and Fort Meade in Maryland. The United States Army deployed Private First Class Jones in 1944 on the S.S. Argentina to serve with the United States Army 3rd Armored Spearhead Division. He was wounded in combat shortly before the end of the war and was honored a Purple Heart, a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those wounded or killed while serving. He returned home in 1945 December and joined his wife, Mary Mildred Jones, who was living in Cleveland, Tennessee with their young son, T. Roy Jones at the time.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from Charles Apfelbaum Books on 2000 March 30.

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Collection Area Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Manuscript Collections Collection Area

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Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA
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