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Colonel Buck Jones, Col. (U. S. Army, Ret.)

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 30th November 2015. Registration No. 0376 (Vol.3).

Arms: Sable a Chief embattled Or a Pale overall in chief three Horseshoes reversed all counterchanged in base a Sword point upwards Sable between two Eagle's Heads addorsed erased Argent beaked Or langued Gules.

Crest: Statant upon two Cannon Barrels in saltire mouths upwards Or an Eagle displayed Argent beaked and legged Or langued and charged on the breast with a Bendlet fracted Gules.

Motto: Cum Agimus Explemur.

Granted: Honorary Grant: College of Arms on page 45 of the 179th volume 28 August 2015. Letters Patent signed by Thomas Woodcock, Garter Principal King of Arms, Patric Dickenson, Clarenceux King of Arms and Timothy Duke, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms.

The Arms of Colonel Buck Jones

The arms were designed by David Vines White, Somerset Herald, College of Arms, London, using information provided by the armiger on units he had served in during his 30-year Army career. The horseshoes in the chief represent cavalry, and the Sable and Or colours are those of the 1st Cavalry Division in which he served in Vietnam. The broken Embattlement with the Sword represents the Americans trying to help the South Vietnamese defend their country and originate from the basic design of the armiger’s first combat patch for serving with the 25th Infantry Division of the South Vietnamese Army in 1963-1964. The eagle heads represent the 101st Airborne Division, where he served in his first assignment after being commissioned as an officer.

The Crossed Cannons represent field artillery, and the Gules Fracted Bendlet represents the armiger’s Regiment, the 27th Field Artillery. He commanded the 2nd battalion, 27th Artillery Regiment in the 3rd Armored Division in Germany in 1975-1977. The Eagle Argent in the crest represents the Army rank of Colonel, the armiger’s retired rank and the motto, CUM AGIMUS EXPLEMUR is a Latin translation (someone in the College of Arms) of the family motto, ACTION IS SATISFACTION; the motto was “borrowed” from a large sign behind the bar of an enormous dance hall and bordello in the Kings Cross section of Sydney, Australia that was frequented by many members of the 1st Cavalry Division on R & R during the Vietnam War.

Born in Midland, Texas in 1938, the armiger is retired near Huntsville, Alabama where he worked for an engineering firm that designed and tested joint missile defense systems.

The Banner of of Colonel Buck Jones

Enlisted in Army in 1958, commissioned in 1961, retired in 1988 in the rank of Colonel, he served in the 82nd Airborne Div., 505th Airborne. Bde.,101st Airborne Div., 25th Viet. Inf. Div., 4th Armored Div., Pentagon, 1st Cavalry Div. and 3rd Armored Div. in that order. His last assignment was G-3, Chief of Plans, Operations and Training for NATO’s Central Army Group, which had two US and two German corps with 13 divisions and one Canadian Brigade.

The armiger was awarded Ordre National Du Merite (Rep. of France), Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (Rep. of South Vietnam), Combat Infantryman Badge, Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Medals, the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the US Army General Staff ID Badge.

Educated at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, BGS in 1972, the University of Southern California’s Engineering School in the Pentagon, MS in 1974 and at The Army War College in 1978.

He married Donna Rae Harris, daughter of William and Deloris Harris of Miami, Fl. in 1980. His son, Darryl Glen Jones is from a previous marriage to Tommy Jean Jones of Ocala, Fl. Glen lives in Greenville, SC with his son, Cole and daughter Tessa Jones. The armiger’s first son, Dan Alan Jones was CEO of a lumber trading firm in SC and died in 1996 from a lung infection.

He is member 146414 of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and is a member of The Sons of Confederate Veterans. His great-grandfather, Pvt. Paul Jones, of F Company, 31st Georgia Volunteer Infantry was in Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s 2nd Corps. He died of pneumonia in 1862 in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and is buried on the campus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in the Old Confederate Cemetery.

The armiger is Member 8509 of the Jamestowne Society with proven ancestry to Thomas Gray in 1608. Gray’s dau. Lydia was the grandmother of Katherine Judkins, who married Henry Jones of Surry Co., Virginia. Their son John Jones died in Halifax Co., NC in 1760. The pedigree of the armiger, approved by the College of Arms goes back to that John Jones. Genealogist Cynthia Comyn, Assistant to Hubert Chesshyre, Clarenceux King of Arms and Secretary of The Order of the Garter.

 

 

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