Hoeven Statement on Death of General David C. Jones

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven and his wife Mikey extended their condolences today to the family, friends and colleagues of Gen. David C. Jones, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who died this week.

“Gen. Jones was an accomplished man who dedicated his life to serving our country and rose to the highest ranks in the military. Raised in Minot, N.D., where a local airfield sparked his desire to become a pilot, he later attended the University of North Dakota and Minot State College before enlisting in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He subsequently began a distinguished career of service to the United States, becoming a pilot, military leader and eventually serving two terms as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under two presidents. He was a great American general who made North Dakotans proud. Mikey and I are saddened by his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”