The Department of Defense states, 29 Year Old Captain Jason B. Jones, of Pottsville was killed in a Small Arms Fire Fight in Afghanistan.
Captain Jones passed away on June 2nd.
Officials note this was Captain Jones' second tour of duty with Operation Enduring Freedom.
Captain Jones leaves behind a wife, parents and a sister.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at 1 pm in Pottsville at the First United Methodist Church.
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