CPL Joseph Maciel was killed in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan from wounds sustained during an apparent insider attack. 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.
CPL Joseph Maciel served in the U.S. Army for two years and Fort Benning was his first assignment. He has served in Afghanistan since February 2018. He was one of about 300 soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan to provide security for the 1st SFAB.
Two other service members were wounded during the attack. They are reported to be in stable condition.
His Army awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
DoD Identifies Army Casualty, DoD, July 8, 2018