Army Ranger, Sergeant Cameron Meddock was laid to rest on Saturday morning. Meddock was a soldier from Spearman.
Meddock was only 26-years-old when he was killed in the line of duty. He was shot in Afganistan on Sunday, Jan. 13. From there he was transferred to Germany where he died from his wounds on the following Thursday.
His body was flown into Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport on Friday, Jan. 25. From there he was escorted to Spearman.
Meddock’s final resting place and his funeral took place where his pregnant wife and future baby live, in Spearman.
The funeral was held at the Junior High Varsity gym in Spearman.
Meddock was awarded with many honors including 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.
Meddock enlisted in the army in 2014 and he was serving his second deployment in Afganistan. He was serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment as a machine gunner, automatic rifleman, gun team leader and fire team leader.