JONES, Herbert C.


By: Bruce Danforth

Medal of Honor Winner

Herbert Jones was a young officer in the Navy. He died rescuing others during the attack. His wife, Joanne was living in Honolulu, in officer living quarters. Joanne remarried and her son-in-law, Charles Edward Aubrey, had this to say about Herbert Jones:

When the ship got hit (Herbert) went down below to get all the people below deck, and on his fourth or fifth trip, there was a big torpedo explosion and he was killed.

Edsell class destroyer escort USS Herbert C. Jones (DE-137) was named after this Pearl Harbor Hero.

USS Herbert C. Jones (DE 137)

1943:USS Herbert C. Jones at Mers-el-Kebir, North Africa, her refueling depot. US Navy

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