Brigadier General John Lee Jones, passed on 31 January 2022
Brigadier General John Lee Jones, passed on 31 January 2022. General Jones was a loyal member of the Veterans of the Seventh Regiment, and a past Commander of the of the Second Brigade 42nd Infantry Division, which was redesignated as the 107th Brigade, on October 1st, 1990.
He was the OIC of the Seventh Regiment Avenue Armory from 1989 to 1993, where our President, Thomas Principe, had the privilege of serving as his Staff Judge Advocate. General Jones attended several of our New Years Day Receptions, and Veterans Day Observances. He was a very highly respected and much admired commander of the 107th Brigade, and went on to serve as Chief of Staff, 42nd Infantry Division in 1994. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier Genera on June 1, 1994, and was appointed as the Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, New York Army National Guard. In his final assignment he served as Commander 53rd Troop Commend, Camp Smith, New York, from 1995 to 1998, where Thomas Principe again had the privilege of serving as his Staff Judge Advocate.
His Funeral Service will be this Wednesday, February 23rd, and Thomas Principe will be one of General Jones’s pallbearers, and will be speaking on behalf of the NYARNG. It will be live-streamed. Please see the announcement above for details.
See below for photos of General Jones's retirement party at the Seventh Regiment Armory on 2 February 1998
General Jones spoke at the retirement of our President Thomas Principe
Please see the "EVENT PHOTOS" page to see a few photos taken on this Memorial Day. The event was much smaller than usual as a result of the covid pandemic and the resultant armory closing. More phptos to come, please check back.
Additionally, please see the "ATTACHED DOCUMENTS" page for an article written by the President of our organization, The Veterans of the Seventh Regiment, BG (R) Thomas J. Principe reporting the events of 9/11/2001 and his involvement in this tragic and historic event.
NOTICE: Meetings of the Board of Management have resumed. Please see the events page for the latest information on board meetings and general membership events.
The photo above was taken at The Seventh Regiment memorial on Fifth Avenue on Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020 and appeared in the New York Post, page 3 the following day. It shows Capt. John Mancini exchanging a salute with an interested young man.
We have ordered 100 embroidered regimental crests suitable for attachment to a blazer jacket pocket. Thisa is a very a very high quality product. The price will be $30.00 per crest. Details for ordering are being worked out and will be posted here.
On the "Event Photos" page there are several photos from the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Armory and the Fifth Avenue Regimental memorial monument. Just click on the tab above.
The "Gallery" page will show some recent photos taken at the Regiment's Civil War monument in Central Park.
There was an article in the Real Estate section of The New York Times on October 14, 2012 about the Seventh Regiment Armory. It makes for interesting reading. You can get to the article by clicking on the link just below:
As we build the web site you will be able to get information here about events meetings and other announcements.
Check the "EVENTS" tab above for information about upcoming events. Please note that the dates of some upcoming dates have changed.
To see the IRS form #990 dealing with the Non-profit status of THE SEVENTH REGIMENT FUND, please click on the tab for "ATTACHED DOCUMENTS" above and then click on the tab for the sub-page "IRS Form #990". Follow the instructions to download, print or view this full document.
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