Sunday, February 19, Alexander Jones of San Antonio, TX was killed in a head-on car crash.
Alex was the 2016-2017 Combined Band Sergeant Major, and just last week was chosen to be the 2017-2018 Combined Band Commander. He was also a member of Ross Volunteer’s, an elite Corps organization. Alex was an Air Force contract, one of the top five ROTC Air Force cadets in the nation, and would go on to be a pilot after graduation, a position that is very difficult to earn.
Anyone that knew Alex knew that he was an exceptional cadet, but he was so much more than that. Alex was a trusted friend, mentor, and brother. The Commandant of the Corps of Cadets said the following sentiments about this amazing young man:
All who knew Alex remember him as a sociable, confident young man who had a resilient work ethic and a good sense of humor. He was a very well-liked young man, and his loss will affect all of us for a long time to come.
I want to offer my condolences to Alex Jones’ family, friends and fellow cadets on his loss. We all stand together as Aggies today as we mourn the loss of one of our own. Alex Jones will be missed by all of us.
As an Aggie, I hope the Jones family will take solace in knowing that Alex will never be forgotten, and that the unique Aggie spirit of camaraderie that is such an integral part of Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets will hold fast to support them in this very difficult time.
I only met Alex a few times, but my boyfriend Forrest knew him well. Since we found out on Monday, I have heard story after selfless story of things that Alex said and did for Forrest that will touch him forever. I’m so grateful for the impact that you had on him, Alex, and more grateful that Forrest has such sweet memories to hold on to.