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Leslie K. 'Casey' Jones, 87, of 416 Sunset Lane, Shippensburg, died Tues., March 23, 2010 in the Chambersburg Hospital.

Born December 10, 1922 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, to William Leslie & Elsie Viola (Sigel) Jones. He was predeceased by wife, Mabel V. (Shoop) Jones, December 28, 1990; three brothers and two sisters. Casey was a member of Prince Street United Brethren Church, Shippensburg.

He retired from the Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II serving with the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion.

Survived by son, Charles M. Wingerd & wife Deborah, Shippensburg; daughter, Shelby J. Leedy & husband Kenneth, Chambersburg; brother, Harold Jones, San Antonio, TX; sister, Kathryn Linn, Shillington, Berks co.; special friend, June E. Minor, Shippensburg; 6 grandchildren; 12 gr. grandchildren and 4 gr. gr. grandchildren. Funeral will be 3 PM Sun., March 28, in Prince Street United Brethren Church, Shippensburg. Officiating will be the Rev. James O. Bolich.

Burial with military rites conducted by the Shippensburg VFW & American Legion Posts at Spring Hill Cemetery. A viewing will be Sunday afternoon, one hour prior to services in the church.

[published in the Public Opinion, Tues., 3/23/2010]

Grave marker for Leslie K. Jones in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg (Cumberland county), Pennsylvania.

Dewey enlisted at Harrisburg, PA on 6 February 1943 but did not join the 508th until he, as a Pfc, was transferred to Co H from the 509th PIB on 3 Feb 1945 as it was being inactivated.

Pfc Jones received the Bronze Service Arrowhead Device for the Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations