Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Special Forces soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, 32, of Carrollton, Virginia, died Jan. 22, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
SSG Beale was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was also posthumously promoted to Sgt. 1st Class. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Additional information, on Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, including previous deployments and other service awards, is available to media sources by contacting Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was just last week, when the Department of Defense announced the death of Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas. Sgt. Meddock died Jan. 17, 2019, in Landstuhl, Germany of wounds sustained by small arms fire in Badghis Province, Afghanistan earlier in the month. Sgt. Meddock was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington.
For more information regarding Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, media sources may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs at 910-432-3383 or email@example.com.
Earlier this month three Americans, two of whom were active-duty military, and one a retired Navy SEAL, were killed in a suicide bombing attack in war-ravaged Syria. There was also a female, foreign-born interpreter who died as a result of the same attack.