During a good deal of his
career in the service of the United States, Brigadier
General George M. Jones was widely known – behind his back and out of earshot
– as ''The Warden.'' Throughout
that time only a few people knew the real reason for his having picked up this
peculiar title. Some
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, shortly before he died in December 1997, confirmed
he was very well aware of where the title really originated.
been one of the ''prisoners'' of the Warden, Don Abbott is one of a select group
of veterans of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment who knew first hand about
the incident "The Warden" picked
up his title.
Here now, Don Abbott "fesses up" and pleads guilty.