- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/SbvQJY ) 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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Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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