Jessie Jones Biography

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Jessie L. Jones was endorsed at the 91st Department of Missouri Convention held
at the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia Missouri on June 9, 2011 as Missouri’s
endorsed candidate for Jr. Vice Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars for the 2015-2016 VFW year.

Jessie served in the United States Marine Corp from 1964 to 1968 including a tour
of duty in the Republic of Vietnam from March 1966 – April 1967, attached to
Marine Air Support Squadron , 3d MAW at Da Nang and Marine Air Support
Squadron , 1st MAW at Chu Lai. His decorations include the Vietnam Service
Medal w/1 bronze star, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm,
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device, Presidential Unit Citation
Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Jessie joined the VFW in 1989 at Post 2657 in Fulton, Missouri, where he
maintains his life membership. He has served in elected and appointed positions
at the Post, District and Department (state) levels culminating with the election as
Department Commander in 2006 – 2007. Jessie currently serves as Adjutant and
Quartermaster of the Department of Missouri and served for two years as
Chairman of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations.

After his release from the Marine Corp in 1968, Jessie worked for thirty-six (36)
years for AmerenUE, a utility company with Headquarters in St. Louis Missouri.
Prior to his retirement in June, 2006, Jessie worked in Supervision and
Management at AmerenUE’s Callaway Nuclear Power Plant for twenty-six years.

Jessie earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the
University of Missouri St. Louis and Master’s Degree from William Woods

Jessie and his wife Charlotte have three children and nine grandchildren. They
make their home in Fulton Missouri.

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Description: A brief biography of Jessie Jones who is running for Jr-Vice Commander of the National VFW for the years 2015-2016