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Mother: Slain Bragg soldier wanted military career

Jun. 5, 2014 - 07:21PM   |  
A photo of Army Capt. Jason B. Jones and flowers are left Wednesday at the square in Orwigsburg, Pa. Jones, 29, formerly of Orwigsburg, died on Monday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms fire, the Department of Defense says.
A photo of Army Capt. Jason B. Jones and flowers are left Wednesday at the square in Orwigsburg, Pa. Jones, 29, formerly of Orwigsburg, died on Monday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms fire, the Department of Defense says. (David McKeown / The Republican-Herald via AP)
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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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