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Army Special Operations Command has identified the soldier shot and killed in Afghanistan this week as a decorated Green Beret from Virginia.
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua 'Zach' Beale, 32, was killed Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Uruzgan Province. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Beale - Carrollton - Army - Years - Combat
Beale was from Carrollton and had served in the Army for more than seven years. He did three combat tours in Afghanistan, and has received three Bronze Stars.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal, and posthumously promoted to Sgt. 1st Class, according to WSET News.
Beale - Wife - Children
Beale is survived by a wife and two children.
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