The following story was written by Theodore Quintana, mass communication specialist for the Navy Office of Community Outreach.
Uvalde native and 2004 Uvalde High School graduate William Jones is serving in Guam in the U.S. Navy aboard the expeditionary submarine tender, USS Emory S. Land.
Petty Officer 1st Class William Jones is a hull maintenance technician aboard the Guam-based submarine tender, one of two submarine tenders in the U.S. Navy. The ship routinely deploys to protect alliances, enhance partnerships, and respond if a natural disaster occurs in the region.
A Navy hull maintenance technician is responsible for planning and performing tasks necessary for fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of shipboard structures.
Jones is proud to serve in the Pacific and fondly recalls memories of Uvalde.
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