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Funerals held for 48th Brigade members

ATLANTA ­— Funerals were set for Saturday for two of the three 48th Brigade members killed in Afghanistan just more than a week ago.

The funeral for Staff Sgt. John Beale was scheduled for 1 p.m. at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Henry County. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

Maj. Kevin Jenrette’s funeral was planned for 3 p.m. at Timber Ridge Baptist Church in Hall County. He leaves behind his wife and three children.

A service was held Friday in Floyd County for Sgt. Jeffrey Jordan of Cave Spring.

The three guardsmen were killed in an attack in Afghanistan on June 4. They are the first Georgia National Guard casualties since 2007. They were with the Calhoun-based 48th Brigade, which has lost 28 soldiers in Iraq.

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