30 Aug '14, 1am

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Claud A. Jones, Medal of Honor recipient; retired Rear Admiral; photo is U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 48727 For a West Virginia guy, Rear Adm. Claud A. Jones sure spent a lot of time on ships named Tennessee or for a city in the Volunteer state. Jones served as the engineer officer for the battleship Tennessee, and before that, spent a year onboard the armored cruiser Tennessee before she was renamed Memphis. It was that ship that would make a lasting impression on Jones, and earn him a Medal of Honor 98 years ago today. Born in Fire Creek, W. Va., on Dec. 7, 1884, Jones was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1903 and graduated in 1906 at the age of 21. After graduation from the Naval Academy, Jones served aboard the battleships Indiana and New Jersey for the next two years and received his commission in 1908. As a newly minted ensign, Jones reported for...

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