Mother Says Slain PA Soldier Wanted Military Career

ORWIGSBURG (AP) – The mother of a Schuylkill County 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 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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