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Fallen Soldiers: In Remembrance of Jordan "Sonny" Jones

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Jordan "Sonny" Jones, the globetrotting welterweight contender from Vancouver, was killed in action while serving with the Canadian army in France on August 28, 1944. After paying his dues with little monetary reward for almost a decade as a prizefighter, Jones, along with long-time stablemate Katsumi Morioka, had enlisted in the army a couple of years before he died. He was 29 years old at the time of his death. By Andrew Fruman of The Cruelest Sport
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