HONORING CHARLES M. JONES
(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1091-E1092]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                       HONORING CHARLES M. JONES

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                        HON. JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR.

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker: Our Nation recently lost one of 
its most patriotic Americans, Mr. Charles M. ``Chuck'' Jones, on May 
16, 2012. Chuck had been a close friend of mine for many, many years 
and was one of the finest men I have ever known.
  Chuck joined the Navy as a teenager toward the end of World War II 
and continued his service for 22 years on troop ships and submarines. 
He served during the Korean Conflict and the 1962 Naval blockade 
involving the Cuban Missile Crisis, but his service to our Country did 
not stop here.
  Later in his career, Chuck served as the Veterans Service Officer for 
Knox County, Tennessee, from 1985 to 2012. He was involved in various 
military organizations over the years and helped spearhead the movement 
to bring to our area what is now known as the Ben Atchley State 
Veterans Home, which opened in 2007. In fact, a road near the Veterans 
Home was renamed in his honor and will be known from hereafter as Chuck 
Jones Drive.
  Along with his exemplary military career and outstanding work in our 
community, Chuck Jones had a profound impact on my staff and me 
personally. My Knoxville Office Manager, Jenny Stansberry, worked 
closely with Chuck on Veterans issues, and I echo her sentiments.
  After his passing, she said:

       I feel very fortunate to have worked so closely with a man 
     whom I admired tremendously. His accomplishments in serving 
     our Country are only outdone by the character and integrity 
     Chuck displayed every day of his life. I will miss our 
     working relationship, but more than that I will miss our 
     friendship.

  Mr. Speaker, I urge my Colleagues and other readers of the Record to 
join me in celebrating the remarkable life of Chuck Jones. He was truly 
a great American and I feel this Country is certainly a better place 
because of his life.

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