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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Jan. 23, 2019

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

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.

Beale was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

 

Editor’s Note: Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Z. Beale was posthumously promoted from E-6 to E-7 following this release.