David Allen Jones
Tomb DatesMar 1979 - Jul 1981
ObituaryDavid Allen Jones, a resident of Dothan, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at his residence. He was 54. Mr. Jones was born June 8, 1959 in Fitzgerald, Georgia to the late Charles Hugh and Annie Virue Fender Jones. He was a 1977 graduate of Fitzgerald High School. Following high school he joined the United States Army and served at Arlington National Cemetery as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Mr. Jones enjoyed life and people and tried to make a difference to those around him. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Faye Wheeless and a brother, Charles Hugh Jones, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Laura Jones, Dothan; children, David A. Jones, II and his wife, Darcie Smith-Jones, Charles R. Jones, Katelynn M. Jones, Heather L. Jones; granddaughter, Laney Ann Jones; sister, Vicki Keene
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This is my Dad! A wonderful and Honorable man who viewed his time as a member of the Honor Guard in the highest of regards... As his son and a resident of Maryland, I take time each year to pay my respects to the Tomb as well as the individuals who stood and continue to stand guard like my father before!
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How many steps does the Sentinel take during their 'walk' by the Tomb of the Unknowns and why?
Twenty-one steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.