Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Roy L. Jones III dies 'of wounds suffered from small arms fire'

A Fort Carson soldier on his first tour of duty in Iraq was killed last week, Army officials reported.

Pfc. Roy L. Jones III, 21, of Houston, died of wounds from small arms fire in Diwaniyah, Iraq, on Friday.

Jones was assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, based at Fort Carson.

He had enlisted on March 13, 2006, and joined the 984th on Aug. 26, 2006.

He was deployed to Iraq on Sept. 16.

Family members could not be reached for comment Monday.

Jones' awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.

From the Rocky Mountain News