Corporal Joseph Maciel killed in green-on-blue attack

| July 9, 2018

The Department of Defense announced that Corporal Joseph Maciel was killed Saturday while involved in operations supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel;

Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California, died July 7, 2018, in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan from wounds sustained during an apparent insider attack. The incident is under investigation.

Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. Task Force 1-28 Infantry is currently deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.

From Stars & Stripes;

Maciel’s decorations include the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

The incident is under investigation, officials said. Maciel’s death marks the third U.S. fatality in Afghanistan this year.

The 1st SFAB arrived in Afghanistan earlier this year to advise Afghan forces below the corps level as part of the Trump administration’s strategy for ending the longest war in U.S. history. Their work puts them closer to the front lines than most U.S. troops have been in years, which has sparked concern that more U.S. causalities could result.

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  1. TxRadioguy says:

    R.I.P. Soldier. Rock of The Marne!

    Sad to see what Urzgan Province and Tarin Kowt has become. When I was there working with the Aussies in 2010-11 there was talk it would be one of the first provinces ready to make a go on it’s own without coalition assistance.


  2. chooee lee says:

    RIP young warrior.

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    20 years old. All ready with a Purple Heart. Murdered by presumed friendly. Parents’ only child, it appears. Sad as shit.

    • Denise Williams says:

      That’s what I understand too. Be assured they are not and will not be alone on this journey.

  4. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    Wow another member of our 3rd ID HAAF family gone. Thinking of him and his family at this tragic time

  5. UpNorth says:

    Rest in Peace, Corporal. Rock of the Marne!!

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Rest well, CPL.

  7. AW1Ed says:

    Sad. Fair winds and following seas, Cpl. Maciel.

  8. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace young Brother.

  9. Jon The Mechanic says:

    So when do we finally say enough is enough and reenact the Roman’s Carthage solution in Afghanistan?

    I am tired of seeing these stories.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Rest in Peace, CPL Maciel

  11. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  12. Troy A. Lowe says:

    RIP Warrior. God Bless you and your family. In my prayers.

  13. Denise Williams says:

    Rest easy young soldier with your brothers and sisters, your family are and will be well cared for, always. They too are now with family.