Death of Schuylkill County soldier investigated

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29-year-old Jason Benjamin Jones, an army captain from Orwigsburg was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan. (WPVI)

The Department of Defense is investigating the death of a soldier killed in Afghanistan from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

29-year-old Jason Benjamin Jones, an army captain from Orwigsburg was killed by small arms fire, officials say.

He was based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The military awarded him many decorations for his service, including a Bronze Star Medal.

Captain Jones leaves behind a wife, parents, and a sister.

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