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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

LINDA JONES PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Linda Jones served in the American Red Cross in Korea in 1968-1969 and in Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The collection contains an April 2011 oral history interview; a journal, Jan-Feb 1991; photocopies of travel authorizations; photocopy of Third U.S. Army’s Central Region Area Orientation booklet; photocopy of a photo of Jones in uniform; Red Cross-issued deck of cards; and Red Cross desert camouflage uniform (jacket, pants with belt, daisy mae hat, boots).


BIOGRAPHY

Linda Ruth Johnson Jones was born in 1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she also grew up. Upon graduating from high school in 1962, she spent her first year of college at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina before transferring to UNC Greensboro, graduating in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Jones then worked as a teacher at a Dependents School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for a year before entering the American Red Cross in September of 1968. She attended a brief training in Washington D.C. before going to Camp Pelham in Korea, where she stayed until January before going to Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu, where she remained until returning to the United States in September of 1969. At that time, Jones taught in Atlanta, Georgia for six months before returning to the Red Cross.

Upon re-entering the Red Cross, Jones was assigned to the Naval Regional Medical Center in Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina as an assistant station manager and then recreation supervisor, from 1970 to 1974. She was then assigned to Naval Regional Medical Center in Millington, Tennessee from 1974 to 1977. Next, Jones went to Royal Air Force Station Alconbury in England, from 1977, and upon returning to the States, to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina as a station manager, where she met her husband. Both of them then went to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina in February of 1981. From her assignment at Fort Bragg, Jones deployed to Saudi Arabia with the 82nd Airborne as part of Operation Desert Storm. She also deployed to Tuzla, Bosnia for four months in 1998, after training at Fort Benning and in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Jones then received orders to return to England, and chose instead to retire in 1999. After a year, she re-entered the American Red Cross as part of the reserve corps in 2000, taking various short-term assignments Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryand, and Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. She retired from the reserve corps in 2004.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Linda Jones At The American Red Cross Office in Uijongbu, South Korea, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.006
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones At A U.S. Army Tactical Site, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.012
From the Linda Jones Papers
Oral history interview with Linda Jones, 2011
Item # wv0291.5.001
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones At A U.S. Army Tactical Site, 1969
Item # wv0291.6.001
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones at the Second Infantry Division's Bravo Company Tactical Site in South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.002
From the Linda Jones Papers
Aerial view of Camp Red Cloud, Uijongbu, South Korea, 1969.
Item # WV0291.6.003
From the Linda Jones Papers
Aerial view of Camp Red Cloud, Uijongbu, South Korea, 1969.
Item # WV0291.6.004
From the Linda Jones Papers
Aerial view of Camp Red Cloud, Uijongbu, South Korea, 1969.
Item # WV0291.6.005
From the Linda Jones Papers
View from helicopter, South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.037
From the Linda Jones Papers
View of South Korean troops, circa 1969.
Item # WV0291.6.038
From the Linda Jones Papers
View of a village outside Camp Pelham, South Korea, 1968
Item # WV0291.6.039
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones at Camp Red Cloud's Officers' Club, circa 1968
Item # WV0291.6.031
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones on the Beach in Pusan, South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.032
From the Linda Jones Papers
Rooftops in the winter in Uijongbu, South Korea.1969
Item # WV0291.6.033
From the Linda Jones Papers
Seoul, South Korea,1969
Item # WV0291.6.034
From the Linda Jones Papers
U.S. soldier at Joint Security Area, Camp Giant, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.035
From the Linda Jones Papers
Broken-down U.S. Army jeep, South Korean, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.036
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Driving A Three Quarter Ton Truck, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.025
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones with U.S. Army Troops in Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.026
From the Linda Jones Papers
Missiles on a U.S. Army tactical site in Korea, facing North Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.027
From the Linda Jones Papers
American Red Cross Worker Posing In Front Of Drying Noodles in South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.028
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones on the Road to a U.S. Army Joint Security Area, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.029
From the Linda Jones Papers
South Koreans in the Korean countryside, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.030
From the Linda Jones Papers
Entrance to Seoul, South Korea, in 1969.
Item # WV0291.6.019
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Atop A U.S. Army Guard Tower, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.020
From the Linda Jones Papers
Korean street scene in 1969
Item # WV0291.6.021
From the Linda Jones Papers
Korean woman carrying water on a beach in Pusan, South Korea, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.022
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones at Kimpo Air Terminal, Seoul, South Korea, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.023
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones By A South Korean River, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.024
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones With A GI In South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.013
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones In A Bunker Doorway, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.014
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Sunbathing At Camp Red Cloud, Uijongbu, South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.015
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Visiting U.S. Army Troops in South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.016
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones In South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.017
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones in South Korea, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.018
From the Linda Jones Papers
Camp Red Cloud, Uijongbu, South Korea, 1969.
Item # WV0291.6.007
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones In Front Of A U.S. Army Beaver Plane, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.008
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Preparing For A Helicopter Run, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.009
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Visiting A U.S. Army Unit in South Korea, circa 1969
Item # WV0291.6.010
From the Linda Jones Papers
Linda Jones Standing By A Space Heater During A South Korean Winter, 1969
Item # WV0291.6.011
From the Linda Jones Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Journal, Jan-Feb 1991; photocopies of travel authorizations; photocopy of Third U.S. Army’s Central Region Area Orientation booklet; photocopy of a photo of Jones in uniform; Red Cross-issued deck of cards; and Red Cross desert camouflage uniform (jacket, pants with belt, daisy mae hat, boots).