SGT Cameron Meddock, an Army Ranger assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment died of wounds on Friday, January 17, 2019 in at a U.S. medical hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He had sustained wounds from small arms fire during combat operations on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Jawand district, Badghis province, Afghanistan.
SGT Meddock, age 26, was a resident of Spearman, Texas. He was a member of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
A native of Spearman, Texas, Meddock enlisted in the U.S. Army, November 14, 2014. He completed One Station Unit Training as an infantryman, the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Following successful completion of Ranger Assessment and Selection Program level 1, Meddock was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as a machine gunner, automatic rifleman, gun team leader and most recently as a fire team leader.
His military education includes the U.S. Army Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Basic Leader Course, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course.
Meddock’s awards include the Purple Heart, Joint-Service Commendation for Combat, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.
His decorations include the Ranger Tab, Parachutists Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge for a Rifle.
“Sergeant Cameron Meddock is one of America’s precious Sons. The entire Nation should strive to emulate the Warrior, Patriot and Husband that Cameron was. The 75th Ranger Regiment will forever honor Sergeant Cameron Meddock and his family will forever be a member of our Ranger family. Sergeant Cameron Meddock was a phenomenal Ranger, and his selfless service represents the very best of our great Nation. He will be missed dearly and the 2nd Ranger Battalion offers its sincerest condolences to his family. ”Col. Brandon Tegtmeier, commander, 75th Ranger Regiment.
He was on his second deployment in support of Operation Resolute Support.
January 18, 2019, “DoD Identifies Army Casualty”, DoD News Release.
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