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CAPTAIN JASON JONES
The Duskin and Stephens Foundation is honored to announce the Captain Jason Jones Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund. This year Jason’s parents, sister, and wife have entrusted the DSF to award a scholarship in Jason’s name and to honor his legacy. We are proud to honor Jason and support his family through his memory.
The CPT Jason Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a child of an active member of 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) each year. The scholarship is awarded through our established application process and each award covers up to $3,000 per year for 3 years. It is funded by the Captain Jason Jones Memorial Foundation.
A Tribute to Captain Jason B. Jones
Captain Jason Jones, 1st Battalion, 3rd Group Special Forces Team, was KIA on June 2, 2014 near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Jason spent his childhood in Orwigsburg, PA with his parents, Suzy and Jay Jones, and sister, Lizzy. Jason graduated from West Point Military Academy sixth in his class in 2007 with a degree in nuclear engineering. He was an exchange student for a semester at the Naval Academy and captain of his Sandhurst Military Skills Team.
Jason branched infantry at graduation and was assigned to Ft. Bragg, NC. He completed the Army Infantry Officer Basic Course , Army Ranger School and Army Airborne School with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his performance during deployment to Iraq in 2008-2009. As a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Jason earned the Iron Panther Award. He graduated from Army Jumpmaster School in 2010. He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in May 2013 and was assigned Captain of the 3rd Group Special Forces Team.
In his personal life, Jason married Amy Weniger at West Point on June 15, 2013. They resided in Chapel Hill, NC with their rescue dog, Molly. Jason was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed playing sports and was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. Jason was a fun-loving, compassionate and a genuine person. Jason is survived by his parents, Jay and Suzy Jones, his sister and brother- in- law, Drs. Elizabeth and Alex Gambogi, his wife, Dr. Amy Jones, his dog Molly, family members, and many friends. We admire him greatly for his courage, humility, and dedication to our country. Jason is loved and missed by us.
Jason’s awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Special Forces Tab,
and Purple Heart.
“Always Remember, Never Surrender”
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