Cpl. Joseph Maciel.

The Department of Defense released the name of a soldier Sunday who was killed in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate died July 7, 2018, in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan from wounds sustained during an apparent “insider attack,” according to the DOD.

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, according to the DOD.

Officials did not disclose further details but said he incident is under investigation.


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