Colonel Albert M. Jones

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from November 1940 to December 1941 (12 months).

Colonel Jones was born in 1890 in Massachusetts, was commissioned by direct appointment in 1911, served during World War I, promoted to brigadier general just as the war began and commanded the 51st Division of the Philippine Army and later I Philippine Corps at Bataan where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and 2 awards of the Silver Star. He went into captivity when the Bataan Force was surrendered in April 1942 and was the only general officer on the Death March. He was subsequently taken to the Hoten POW Camp in Manchuria. He retired in 1952 as a major general, and died in 1967 at letterman Army Hospital, and is buried at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Francisco, California.