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Vietnam Veterans: Clyde Jones And The Big E: Recipe For Success

 

April 23, 2018

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Clyde Jones in front of the county courthouse and Vietnam Memorial.

It's been said that an Army marches on its stomach, attesting to the importance of well-provisioned forces in the military. For Clyde Jones, "serving" in the Navy took on new meaning as he directed the preparation of 15,000 meals a day for the hungry sailors, Marines and Air Wing 9 aboard the USS Enterprise, nicknamed the "Big E."

The son of Winfred and Martha Jones of the Silversteen community in Lake Toxaway, Clyde and his eight siblings grew up on a 120-acre farm where everything was done by hand, horses and mules. Five of the seven brothers served in the U.S. military. Clyde enlisted...



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