Monday, July 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Pa. soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the death of a Pennsylvania soldier in Afghanistan.

Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, died Monday in Jalalabad of wounds from small-arms fire, the department said. The death is under investigation.

Jones was assigned to the First Battalion, Third Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Bragg, N.C. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sister.

A memorial service was expected to be held Saturday, and interment at West Point, N.Y., was set for early next week.

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