Gussie M. Jones

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Captain Gussie M. Jones

December 11, 1962 – March 7 2004

Personal History

Captain Gussie M. Jones was born in Forest City, Arkansas and graduated from Palestine High School in 1981. Then, in 1986 she attended the University of Central Arkansas.

Military History

Jones joined the U.S. Army in 1988. After being selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program at Syracuse University, she graduated from the program both as a registered nurse and second lieutenant. She served on the staff of the 31st Combat Support Hospital as a critical care nurse in Baghdad, Iraq. Her service spanned over 15 years.


Captain Jones died from noncombat related injuries while serving in Baghad, Iraq.

Honor and Awards

Captain Gussie Jones received many awards including the Bronze Star, Joine Service Commendation, and four Army Achievement Medals.