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Small arms fire claims life of Army Special Forces officer in Afghanistan

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Today, the Department of Defense announced the death of an Army Special Forces Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, Penn., died June 2, 2014, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms fire.

He was assigned to the1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, N.C.

For reasons not listed by the Pentagon, the deadly incident is under investigation.

Additional information on Capt. Jones, including previous deployments and commendations, is available to media sources by contacting the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-908-3947 or 910-689-6187.

For readers who might have missed the news release, Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colo., died May 28, 2014, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He died of injuries related to an aircraft incident. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

Pfc. Wykstra was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Media sources may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719-526-4143 or 719-526-7525 for additional information on this Soldier.

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