Heritage World War II Veteran Discusses His Experiences with the Robert H. Jackson Center

Greg Peterson from the Robert H. Jackson Center and Phillips Lytle recently interviewed Griffith Jones Jr., a community member at The Homestead, a Heritage senior living community in Gerry, NY, about his experience in World War II as a part of the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Defenders of Freedom project. Jones served from 1943-1946 in the Pacific theatre as a Technician, 3rd grade. During his time in the United States Army, he worked to build airstrips, roads and pathways for military use, as well as working as a radio operator, decoding Morse Code messages. He also received an Arrowhead badge for his service and participation in the second invasion of Lingayen in the Philippines.