DoD IDs soldier who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan

A US soldier died Thursday in Germany after being wounded during combat operations in Afghanistan earlier in the week, according to the Defense Department.

Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock died “as a result of injuries sustained from small arms fire during combat operations on Jan. 13, 2019, in Jawand District, Badghis Province, Afghanistan,” according a statement the department released Friday.

Meddock, 26, of Amarillo, Texas, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

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