2005-08-10 / Front Page

Local 214th loses first soldier in Iraq

By Anne Marie Kyzer
True Citizen Staff Writer

By Anne Marie Kyzer
True Citizen Staff Writer

Sgt. David JonesSgt. David Jones

Waynesboro’s 214th lost its first soldier in Iraq when Sgt. David Jones, 45, was killed Saturday, July 30.

Sgt. Jones was a member of the local Battery C, First Battalion 214th Field Artillery for five years. News of his death hit soldiers in his unit hard.

"I thank God for the time we shared as friends and soldiers," said fellow soldier and Waynesboro resident SPC Thomas Martin. "I thank God for the blessing this friendship gave to me. I gave glory to God for the memory of my brother in arms, Davie Jones."

According to an article in The Augusta Chronicle, Jones was one of four soldiers in his platoon killed by an underground bomb.

Jones worked for the Richmond County Sheriff’s office as a jailer for eight years before serving in Iraq. Sgt. Jones leaves behind a wife and two children in Augusta, Ga.

Services for the fallen soldier are yet to be announced.

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