Bro. Charles Jones, Mu Psi ‘50
Washington, DC (November 11, 2015) – Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter found a diamond in the rough when they visited the Washington, DC, Soldiers Home for their annual uplift service on Veterans Day. Retired Air Force Captain Charles Matthew Jones, Mu Psi ’50 eagerly greeted his brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity after missing their visits for the past 3 years.
Born December 25, 1925, the Waynesboro, VA native is the oldest of 8 siblings. Upon finishing high school, Brother Jones went into the Army in 1944. When the war ended he enrolled into North Carolina Agriculture and Technology College in 1948. Majoring in Physical Education, Brother Jones lettered in baseball as well as track and field. He joined the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Interest Club, then the following year (1949) he entered into the Lampados Club and after a year Brother Jones entered into the Realms of Omega.
Upon graduating from college in 1952, Bro. Jones taught and coached all sports at Lunenburg High School in Victoria, VA and won the state basketball championship. Bro. Jones also coached basketball at Saint Paul College and won the championship there in 1957.
Brother Jones enlisted in the Air Force in 1958 and was stationed in Germany where he attended Officers Candidate School and taught school for the youth whose parents were in the military. His exemplary career record in the military (as a Sargent in the Army and a Captain in the Air Force) qualified him to be in the Soldiers Home for rest of his life. As an Omega Man, Bro. Jones continues to be a shining example of the Cardinal Principals expounded by our Founders.