MACIE US ARMY ARMY IDS SOLDIER WHO DIED IN URUZGAN PROVINCE GREEN ON BLUE ATTACK The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel 20 He was in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel according to the Army Times Cpl Maciel died in the Tarin Kowt district of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan in what is known as a green on blue or insider attack as we previously reported Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack The incident is under investigation so few details are available “Cpl Maciel was an excellent soldier beloved by his teammates and dedicated to our mission He will be greatly missed by the entire Black Lion family Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time” Lt Col David Conner Maciel’s battalion commander Cpl Maciel was from South Gate California and had been in the Army for two years His awards include Bronze Star the Purple Heart the Army Achievement Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal He was part of the 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Benning Georgia The Unit is called “Black Lions” They posted the following on Facebook “Our Task Force suffered a terrible tragedy yesterday in Afghanistan resulting in the death of one of our Black Lions and the wounding of two others All families have been notified and there were no other injuries in the attack Our thoughts and prayers are with CPL Maciel and his Family during this time of grief As with any combat-related death this incident is under investigation and details will not be discussed in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation I ask that you refrain from speculating as to how when or why this occurred The Black Lion team has been fully engaged with the Families effected and will support in any way possible Please respect their privacy during this difficult time The Black Lion team along with the Chain of Command of the entire 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Benning Community remain committed to our Soldiers and their Families here and abroad There is no greater priority Black Lions!” Meme

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