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Fallen Orwigsburg soldier laid to rest

Fallen Orwigsburg soldier laid to rest

WEST POINT, N.Y. - A fallen soldier from Schuylkill County has been laid to rest.

Captain Jason Jones was killed in combat in Afghanistan earlier this month.

The 29-year-old Orwigsburg native was the commander of a Special Forces A-Team and also served in Iraq.

A ceremony was held in Jones' honor Tuesday at his alma mater, West Point, before he was laid to rest.

He leaves behind a wife, parents and a sister.

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