Army Ranger Sgt Cameron Meddock was wounded on January 12 in Badghis Province, Afghanistan from small arms fire during a combat operation. Flown to Landstuhl, Germany, he succumbed to his wounds on January 17.
Sgt Meddock was on his second deployment in support of the NATO Resolute Support mission. He was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Western Washington. He served as a machine gunner, automatic rifleman, gun team leader and recently as a fire team leader. He was a native of Spearman, Texas.
Meddock’s awards included the Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation for Combat, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge, according to the Army Times.
“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.” Col. Brandon Tegtmeier, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment
The 75th Ranger Regiment post reads in part,
“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 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Lieutenant Colonel Rob McChrystal, Commander of 2nd Ranger Battalion further stated that “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.”
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.”
R.I.P., Sgt Meddock.