"George is an all
around something or other. He is a goat, but only in such unimportant things as
academics. He is quite an athlete, but he can sit down and rest without being a
"key jangler." He can converse, but he can also keep still when
silence is in order. He can be serious, but not any more often than is
necessary. He is near enough correct to keep reverses out of the room, but near
enough incorrect to make living with him comfortable. He'll ask for advice when
he needs it, and give it freely when asked for it (and not give it too often
when he's not asked.) All in all, he has added a lot to our stay at West Point."
THE HOWITZER 1936
George M. Jones was widely known as ''The Warden'' during a good deal of his
career in the service of the United States. Throughout
that time only a few people knew the real reason for his having picked up this
peculiar title. Some people have
said that he served in the Military Police.
Since that branch was involved with the command of stockades where
prisoners were incarcerated under a warden they assumed that is where he picked
up the title. Discussions
with the General in his later life, before he died in December 1997, confirmed
he was, very well, aware of where the title really originated. Having
been one of the ''Wardees'' of the Warden, Don Abbott is one of a select group
of veterans of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment who know first hand about
the incident where "The Warden" picked
up his title.