SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Flags are flying at half-staff at the State Capitol Monday to honor an Army Cpl. killed in Afghanistan.
Cpl. Joseph Maciel was 20 years old and grew up in South Gate, Los Angeles County. He was killed Saturday, July 7 during an apparent insider attack.READ MORE: Construction Concerns Hit Businesses Along Highway 99
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“On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Cpl. Joseph Maciel, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
In memorial, Governor Brown order that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol. Cpl. Maciel’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.”MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Cpl. Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia.