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Army Ranger, Texas native killed in Afghanistan firefight

Posted: 11:36 AM, Jan 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 12:36:43-05

Governor Greg Abbott has ordered flags to be flown at half staff to honor a U.S. servicemember from Texas who was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Army Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Jan. 17, 2019, in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire on Jan. 12, 2019, in Badghis Province, Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

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U.S. and Texas flags will be lowered at the state capitol building in Austin, and Hansford County through sunset on Jan. 19.

Meddock, an Army Ranger, enlisted in November 2014 and served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

“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 Colonel Brandon Tegtmeier, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Meddock was on his second deployment in support of Operation Resolute Support.