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Army Capt. Jason B. Jones

Died June 2, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


29, of Orwigsburg, Pa., died June 2 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire. He was assigned 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


Fort Bragg-based soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Department of Defense says an Army captain based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan.

Officials said Tuesday that 29-year-old Capt. Jason B. Jones of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, died on Monday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms.

A statement said the incident is under investigation.

Jones was assigned 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.


Mother: Slain Bragg soldier wanted military career

The Associated Press

ORWIGSBURG, PA. — The mother of an eastern Pennsylvania soldier killed in Afghanistan says her son had dreamed of a career in the military from the time he was a boy.

Military authorities said Tuesday that 29-year-old Capt. Jason Jones of Orwigsburg died on Monday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

Suzy Jones told The Reading Eagle that she thinks her son’s interest in the military stemmed from watching the Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” when he was about 7.

Suzy said he was laid-back, humble, fun-loving and deeply in love with his wife after marrying less than a year ago.

Jason’s father, Jay, said he was “just a special kid that was loved by everybody.”

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