Dortrie A. Jones Jr. lives in West Memphis, was born in Memphis, wounded in Baghdad, Iraq and is about to make a major move to Orlando, Fla.
Last Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – during a break between the first and second quarters of the football game between the University of Memphis and SMU – Jones was acknowledged as a war hero. The recognition comes with a brand new house in Orlando.
Jones and his wife, Katrina, have three children: Jasmine Craig, 12, Christian Jones, 7, and Dante Jones, 5. He is the recipient of support from the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF), a San Antonio-base non-profit organization that helps combat wounded veterans who are transitioning out of the military.