WWII Veteran Killed On Memorial Day In Reidsville

10:43 PM, May 30, 2013   |    comments
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Reidsville, NC -- A World War II Veteran was killed on Memorial Day. Police say, 87-year-old Winfred Jones was walking in front of his truck near his home on Main Street in Reidsville when a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Gregory Hampton hit Jones' truck. 

The collision caused the truck to strike Jones. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. 

There have been no charges in this case and the investigation is ongoing.

Jones was a WWII veteran and former Prisoner of War. 

WFMY News 2's Morgan Hightower spoke with his nephew, Rodney Williams, Thursday.

"I also want people to remember that he was a good man, he was a Christian man, he was a good father, he was a good husband, he was a good brother, he was a great uncle, and... We're really going to miss him," explained Williams.

Jones enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Europe in January of 1945. He was captured by the Germans in France and spent more than 90 days in German prison camps. 

"My uncle was a hero in our family."

Jones will be buried Friday with full Military honors.

 

WFMY News 2

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