Thursday, August 9, 2012
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp, 21, was on his first deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed August 7 by an IED blast in Helmand Province, according to the Department of Defense.
Beauchamp was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) at Camp Pendleton.
His future plans included proposing to his high school sweetheart, and starting a career as a paramedic.
Now Beauchamp's brother, who is also a Sailor deployed in Afghanistan, is escorting his younger sibling's body home to Texas.