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Tallmadge resident honored for service in World War II

Published: July 16, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls honored Tallmadge resident Carroll Jones, 92, for his service in World War II. Jones served as an Army medic in World War II in California and Europe, including France, Belgium and Germany.

He was drafted in April 1943 and came home Feb, 5, 1946, which also was his wife-to-be's birthday. He and Gerri had been going together since they were seniors at Tallmadge High School.

He went through medical school to be a surgical tech. at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. At the end of the war in Europe his unit had a dispensary in a jail in Germany with German prisoners including an ex-commander of a German Death camp. His ship to the far East was damaged by a Japanese plane and was being repaired while his unit waited in Southern France. "Our Air force dropped the BIG one which ended the war and when our ship finally arrived it took us home instead," he shared.

Jones was recognized at the June 28 Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Pride Breakfast. He also rode in the Stow Fourth of July Parade. He has been part of the Kiwanis family since 1979, and part of the Stow-Munroe Falls club since 2003.

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