The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo: Austin Kirk

Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam

The Hualapai Tribe is finally learning details about a citizen who was killed during the Vietnam War.

Michael Bruce Jones was killed in May 1968 while on patrol in present-day Ho Chi Minh City, The Mohave Valley Daily News reported. He was just 20 years old at the time and had been in Vietnam for only a month.

“We were always curious about how he passed away,” Michael Whatoname told the paper.

After Jones's name appeared in a story in The Arizona Republic, a fellow veteran reached out to Sharon Johnston, a teacher who has been compiling information about Arizonans who were killed in Vietnam. His relatives were able to attend a military reunion earlier this month, where a table was devoted to the fallen soldier, The Daily News reported.

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The Hualapai Tribe now plans to place a memorial to Jones at its council chambers, the paper reported. He also will be recognized during upcoming veterans events.

Jones also descended from the Havasupai Tribe. His name appears on Panel 59E, Row 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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