Veteran of the Week: Cpl. William C. Jones

Published 4:59 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Corporal William C. Jones as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

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Cpl. William C. Jones is being recognized as Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week: W.C. “Bill” Jones was born in Six Mile, AL in 1890. He was drafted and left his family and farm to serve his country in World War I. Bill served in Battery E, 117th Field Artillery along with many friends from Bibb and Shelby Counties. Upon returning from the war Bill became a coal miner in Aldrich, AL, where he was involved in an accident that ended with the loss of one leg. Bill then became a farmer, caring for his wife and three children. Bill’s three children also served in the Army and the Navy – Mary L. Jones, William Jones and James H. Jones.

Melanie Poole is Communications Officer for the American Village and can be reached at