“Lord, I ask you to watch over my men as we go into the valley of the shadow of death. I know that the enemy we face is not only an enemy of America, but an enemy of Israel as well, an enemy of you Lord, so I know we are fighting for you. If it is your will that one of us from weapons platoon should fall, please let it be me, and not one of my brothers.
In your name I pray. Amen.”
Corporal Adam D. Jones
Corporal Jones, a mortar man with Weapons Platoon, India 3/2, was killed in action near Panda Ridge Patrol Base in Musa Qala District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on April 28, 2011. He was 29. A Marine spokesman for Adam’s family in Germantown, Ohio, made the following comments upon the arrival of Adam’s remains at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
“There are two things that [Adam] believed in and that was the Marine Corps and God…. The family’s biggest concern is that he wants Americans to know that he gave his life for what he believed in.”