- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds came to mourn Army Capt. Jason B. Jones after the eastern Pennsylvania native was killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said the 29-year-old Jones of Orwigsburg died last Monday in Afghanistan of wounds from small-arms fire. His Saturday memorial service overflowed with people and his father, Jay Jones, told the Reading Eagle that (https://bit.ly/1uGglIs ) his humble son would have been embarrassed at all the attention.

Jones was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

The line at First United Methodist Church in Pottsville stretched out the door.

His younger sister, Dr. Lizzy Jones, says the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had motivated him. His family says Jones studied nuclear engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated sixth in his class.


Information from: Reading Eagle, https://www.readingeagle.com/

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