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Updated: 07/28/2014 08:00:00AM

Keith Jones fought in ‘Battle of the Bulge’

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Jones is standing at the far left in front of the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. He was part of the Southwest Florida Honor Flight that took the one-day trip to the capital on June 14, 2014.

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Keith Jones of Nokomis today, at 90.

By DON MOORE

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Keith Jones was too skinny to get in the Navy in 1942, but the Army took him anyway despite his lack of weight. He became a member of the 87th Infantry Division, part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during the Second World War.

“I went down to join the Naval Reserve and flunked the physical because I was too thin,” the 90-year-old Nokomis resident said. “They told me to come back in a month and retake the physical. I did and flunked it a second time. So I decided to go into the Army.”

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