US Ranger Dies of Wounds After Afghanistan Fire-Fight
DoD Confirms Death of US Army Ranger, Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock on Operation Resolute Support
US Army Ranger, Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, died, January 17, 2019, from wounds received during combat operations January 12, 2019, Badghis Province, Afghanistan, while serving with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire.
“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,” said Col. Brandon Tegtmeier, commander, 75th Ranger Regiment.
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.
“Sergeant Cameron Meddock was a Phenomenal Ranger”
Lt. Col. Rob McChrystal, commander, 2nd Ranger Battalion further stated, “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.
In the 75th Ranger Regiment, Sgt Meddock 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.
He was on his second deployment in support of Operation Resolute Support.
The US Department of Defence has not released further details of the incident.
Source: US Army
Image: US Army 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan (DVIDS, 2013).