National Flight Log Entry
COL WILLIAM "Rusty" R. JONES, USMC
|Service Date In:||06/04/1969|
|Service Date Out:||07/01/1998|
|Date of Birth:||06/28/1947|
|Aviation Designation:||Naval Aviator|
|State/College:||US Naval Academy|
|City, State:||South Riding, VA
Highest Personal Decoration or AwardDefense Superior Service Medal w/ OLC
North Vietnam - Marine Hunter Killer Ops, Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 1972.
Operation Desert Storm - Marine Attack Squadron 231.
Harrier II AV-8B/TAV-8B
Sea Cobra AH-1J
MARHUK Operations, HMA-369 aboard USS Denver (LPD-9) and USS Cleveland (LPD-7), North Vietnam, 1972.
C.O. VMA-231, Operation Desert Storm, 1991.
C.O. Marine Aircraft Group 32.
Marine Corps Aviation Association
Marine Corps Association
US Naval Institute
Designated Naval Aviator #T-13814, March 19, 1971.
3,000+ accident free flight hours.
94 Combat missions, North Vietnam, HMA-369.
41 Combat missions, Occupied Kuwait, VMA-231.
Flew Mr. Ed McMahon in a TAV-8B at MCAS Cherry Point, April 15, 1993.
Weapons and Tactic instructor, VSTOL Landing Signal Officer, Air Combat Training Instructor, Low Altitude Tactics Instructor, Pilot qualified in model (PQM).