FORT POLK, LA- The following story has been released by the Fort Polk Public Affairs Office:
by Chuck Cannon
For 17-year-old Houston native Jack Jones, an assignment with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, seemed ideal.
"It was absolutely beautiful," said Jones, 89, who now lives in DeRidder. "If you were going to be assigned to a foreign port — remember, Hawaii wasn't a state yet — Pearl Harbor was great. The island was wonderful, the beaches amazing and the women fantastic."