Jones, Gerald, SSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60650-Flight Traffic Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1966-1966, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Service Years
1959 - 1966
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Claxton, Georgia
Last Address
Boynton Beach

Date of Passing
Sep 29, 2018
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)


 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 25Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 25 (Palm Beach, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:

The Military Airlift Command (MAC) is an inactive United States Air Force Major Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Established in on 1 January 1966, MAC was the primary strategic airlift organization of the Air Force until 1974, when Air Force tactical airlift units were merged into MAC to create a unified airlift organization.

In 1982, the World War II Air Transport Command (ATC) (1942-1948) and the postwar Military Air Transport Service (MATS) (1948-1966) were consolidated with MAC, providing a continuous history of long range airlift. Inactivated on 1 June 1992, its personnel and equipment were reassigned to the new Air Mobility Command.

MAC supported USAF Special Operations forces organized under MATS on an as-required basis until the establishment of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 1990.

   

 Tributes from Members  
His obituary posted by 203 McClelland, Robert Bruce, Jr. (Bruce, aka Mac), SSgt 44
Notice of Death for SSgt Gerald (Jerry) ... posted by 00 Bucy, Darrell (TWS Admin) 3
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Cuban Missile Crisis
Start Year
1962
End Year
1962

Description
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the Caribbean Crisis or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation, elements of which were televised, was the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.

In response to the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961, and the presence of American Jupiter ballistic missiles in Italy and Turkey, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev decided to agree to Cuba's request to place nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter future harassment of Cuba. An agreement was reached during a secret meeting between Khrushchev and Fidel Castro in July 1962 and construction of a number of missile launch facilities started later that summer.

The 1962 midterm elections were under way in the United States and the White House had denied charges that it was ignoring dangerous Soviet missiles 90 miles from Florida. These missile preparations were confirmed when an Air Force U-2 spy plane produced clear photographic evidence of medium-range (SS-4) and intermediate-range (R-14) ballistic missile facilities. The United States established a military blockade to prevent further missiles from entering Cuba. It announced that they would not permit offensive weapons to be delivered to Cuba and demanded that the weapons already in Cuba be dismantled and returned to the USSR.

After a long period of tense negotiations, an agreement was reached between President John F. Kennedy and Khrushchev. Publicly, the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba and return them to the Soviet Union, subject to United Nations verification, in exchange for a U.S. public declaration and agreement never to invade Cuba again without direct provocation. Secretly, the United States also agreed that it would dismantle all U.S.-built Jupiter MRBMs, which were deployed in Turkey and Italy against the Soviet Union but were not known to the public.

When all offensive missiles and Ilyushin Il-28 light bombers had been withdrawn from Cuba, the blockade was formally ended on November 20, 1962. The negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union pointed out the necessity of a quick, clear, and direct communication line between Washington and Moscow. As a result, the Moscow–Washington hotline was established. A series of agreements sharply reduced U.S.–Soviet tensions during the following years.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1962
To Year
1962
 
Last Updated:
Feb 12, 2010
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Henrico (APA-45)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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