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Sgt 1st Class John Curtis Beale

Born: February 11, 1970 in Riverdale, Georgia
Died: June 4, 2009 in Kapisa, Afghanistan

Sgt 1st Class John C. Beale of Riverdale, Georgia graduated from Riverdale High School. He served in the United States Army from 1991 through 1994 and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He later joined the National Guard in 2005 after a strong desire to return to military service. His father is a former sailor and a military career was also John’s goal in life. In his civilian job, he worked for the Clayton County Water Authority. He was also very involved with the authority’s youth programs and liked to participate in career days at local schools. After John married he moved to McDonough, Georgia where he lived with his wife Crystal and their two children. John died at age 39 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. John was a member of Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Crystal; children, Christopher and Calye; father, William B. Beale; brothers, Michael and Timothy; grandfather, William R. Beale; father-in-law, David Collier; brother-in-law, David E. Collier among others. Major Kevin Jenrette and Specialist Jeffrey Jordan were also killed in the attack.
National Guard
1st Battalion
108th Reconnaissance
Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron
48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Calhoun, Georgia

Burial is at Camp Memorial Cemetery in Fayetteville, Georgia

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  1. July 11th, 2009 at 22:08 | #1

    The reality – Escorting Staff Sgt John Beale home.

    July 20th, 2009 at 13:36 | #2

    I’m a retired USAF TSGT. I just saw the video, It brought tears to my eyes. RIP Sgt. Beale, I salute you.

  3. Wbaker
    July 27th, 2009 at 16:32 | #3

    Sitting here right now in Iraq and all i can say is WOW. If only every community showed their support like that. The people of Georgia have brought this tears to this soliders eyes. Sgt. John Beale will not be forgotten. Nor the people of Georgia. RIP in peace bro, God Bless

  4. JimParsons
    August 28th, 2009 at 20:54 | #4

    Simply humbling. I did not know you. But I thank you, too.

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