In 1967, Earnest S. Jones spent some time at home on furlough.

“PVT. ERNEST S. JONES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rich,was home on furlough prior to leaving for Vietnam last Monday. A member of the 101st Airborne Division, Jones enlisted in the Army last July 20 following his graduation from Issaquah Senior High School. He received his basic training at Fort/Lewis and followed this with medical training at Fort Sam, Houston. Graduating from schooling there on Sept. 9, 1966, he was sent to Fort Benning for Airborne training. His five jumps completed, he won his wings on Jan. 19. He has/been on furlough since that time.”