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Memorial honors fallen soldier from Schuylkill County

Fallen soldier honored

POTTSVILLE, Pa. - A Schuylkill County man who gave his life to his country was remembered in a memorial service Saturday.

Captain Jason Jones, originally of Orwigsburg, was killed in a fire-fight in Afghanistan on Monday.

Friends and families gathered at Pottsville United Methodist Church to mourn and share memories of their fallen hero.

Captain Justin Hendricks of the New Jersey National Guard said,: "We need to remember these people not so much for the tragedy of their death but remember them for the honor of their service. I think that's how they'd want to be remembered."

Jones served as commander of a Special Forces A-Team stationed in Fort Brag, North Carolina.

Jones, 29, is survived by his wife, parents and sister.

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