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COL WILLIAM "Rusty" R. JONES, USMC
FLIGHT LOG ID: 4016


Service Date In: 06/04/1969
Service Date Out: 07/01/1998
Date of Birth: 06/28/1947
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: US Naval Academy
City, State: South Riding, VA

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Defense Superior Service Medal w/ OLC

Theaters/Campaigns

North Vietnam - Marine Hunter Killer Ops, Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 1972.

Operation Desert Storm - Marine Attack Squadron 231.

Aircraft

Harrier II AV-8B/TAV-8B

Harrier AV-8A/TAV-8A

Sea Cobra AH-1J

Ship/Units/Deployments

MARHUK Operations, HMA-369 aboard USS Denver (LPD-9) and USS Cleveland (LPD-7), North Vietnam, 1972.

C.O. VMA-231, Operation Desert Storm, 1991.

C.O. Marine Aircraft Group 32.
 

Associations/Service Organizations

Marine Corps Aviation Association

Marine Corps Association

US Naval Institute

Significant Achievements

Designated Naval Aviator #T-13814, March 19, 1971.

3,000+ accident free flight hours.

94 Combat missions, North Vietnam, HMA-369.

41 Combat missions, Occupied Kuwait, VMA-231.

Flew Mr. Ed McMahon in a TAV-8B at MCAS Cherry Point, April 15, 1993.

Weapons and Tactic instructor, VSTOL Landing Signal Officer, Air Combat Training Instructor, Low Altitude Tactics Instructor, Pilot qualified in model (PQM).

Additional Photos

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