Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Jan. 6, 2020

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Octave Shield.

Spc. Henry J. Mayfield Jr., 23, from Evergreen Park, Illinois, was killed Jan. 5, 2020, during an attack in Manda Bay, Kenya. The incident is under investigation.

Mayfield was assigned to 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment, 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

For more information regarding Spc. Henry J. Mayfield Jr., media may contact Jimmie Cummings, Fort Rucker Public Affairs Officer, at 334-255-2590 or