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Retired General David C. Jones died on August 10th at a military retirement community at Potomac Falls, Virginia. He was 92. In a distinguished career with the U.S military, Retired General Jones served as the chief of staff of the Air force from 1974 to 1978. He then went on to serve as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top most military officer post, till 1982. Jones retired from the U.S Air force on July 1, 1982.
During his tenure, Jones served in two important wars, Korean War and the Vietnam War. He served as a Bombardment Squadron during the Korean War. During the Vietnam War, General Jones occupied important positions such as the deputy commander for operations and vice commander of the Seventh Air Force.
Jones was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota and completed his high school from North Dakota in the year 1939. He then took up graduation at the Minot State College. When the World War II started in 1942, Jones joined the army Air corps. He completed his aviation cadet training in February 1943. The retired General was awarded a number of honorary doctors degrees such as the honorary doctorate of the humane letters degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Louisiana Tech University.
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