I met General Jones as a E-1 private in 1975. I had recently entered Medic School at Ft. Sam Houston TX. We had a 3 day break so this home sick W.V. boy got leave and signed up for a military hop home. That hop was on General Jones flight! He was on his way to Germany by way Dover AFB where he would depart on a connecting flight while I would continue on to Andrews AFB where my Dad would be waiting to pick me up for our 90 minute drive home. The plane took off and climbed steeply. I was doing my best trying to sit at attention in the back of the plane, my eardrums trying to burst due to sinusitis and the quick ascent. The General saw me grimacing and yelled, "Hold on there soldier," while he quickly opened up his brief case from which he handed me a piece of Bazooka bubble gum! Here I was, the lowest rank in the military being helped by the highest ranking officer in the Air Force and soon to be Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff! That was nearly 38 years ago and I have never forgotten his kindness. Please accept my tearful condolences for such a larger than life, kind, and compassionate man.