Stu, I found the death certificate for Stanley Milam Jones. He was not killed in action in WWII. The note by Ms. Cunningham was based on an excerpt from the book "The Story of Eliasville" and was incorrect. However, Mr. Jones was in the Marines at the time of his accident in 1953, well after WWII.The death certificate indicates it was a fishing boat upset that caused his death.
If you would like me to send you a jpg of the death certificate, please let me know.