WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials say a sailor from North Texas has been killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department on Wednesday identified the Navy casualty as Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp of Weatherford, Texas.
DOD says Beauchamp was on patrol in the Shaban District of the Helmand Province when his unit came under attack. Beauchamp was killed Tuesday. Further details on the incident were not immediately released.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) at Camp Pendleton, Calif.