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SGT John David Meador, II
133rd MP Company, (South Carolina National Guard)
HQ & HQ Detachment, 720th MP Battalion

Killed In Action ~ 20 June 2012 ~ Afghanistan


They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI veteran.

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     SGT John David "J.D." Meador, II  age 36, was a member of the 133rd MP Company "Palmetto Regulators", South Carolina National Guard (Timmonsville), attached subordinate to the HQ Detachment 720th MP Battalion, Afghanistan during 20011-2012. SGT Meador was killed in action on 20 June 2012 when a suicide bomber detonated himself at their checkpoint in a market place in the city of Khost near the Pakistani border, and about 90 miles southeast of Kabul, the Afghan capital. Also killed in the attack were, and 1LT Ryan D. Rawl and SFC Matthew B. Thomas. Five other members of the MP Company and their Afghan interpreter were wounded .


     John was born October 28, 1975 in Beckley, West Virginia and was a son of John and Sharon Taylor Meador. He was a graduate of Lexington High School, Lexington, SC where he wrestled and coached wrestling at Lexington, White Knoll and Irmo High School. He enlisted in in the United States Army in 1994, and joined the S.C. National Guard after leaving active duty. He then served with the Army National Guard 132nd and the 133rd MP Company, where he was stationed overseas in Afghanistan on his first deployment. He was a member of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and worked as a carpenter.

     He was a member of Lexington County Sheriff's Department. J.D. was a true carpenter and loved hunting and the outdoors. He loved to cook, grill and bake. Some called him "Bobby Crocker." He was also known by his bowling friends as "Leroy".

     J.D. was an amazing husband and will be greatly missed. J.D. is survived by his wife, Christy Campbell Meador; three daughters, Olivia D. Frost of VA, Brianna M. Meador of Lexington and Elana L. Meador of Columbia; his parents; two brothers, Jimmy Meador of Pelion and Mike Meador of Goose Creek; several aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and cousins.

      Services for SGT Meador were held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Seacoast Church, Columbia, SC. He was interned with Full Military Honors in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

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