Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pa. soldier dies in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Pennsylvania has died in Afghanistan.

Capt. Jason B. Jones, of Orwigsburg in Schuylkill County, died in Jalalabad on Monday from "wounds received from small-arms," according to the Department of Defense.

His death remains under investigation.

Jones was commissioned in August 2007, the Army said. He had previously been deployed to Iraq and had been in Afghanistan since April.

He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Jones is survived by his wife, parents and a sister.


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