June 22, 2012

John Meador II

Spc. John D. Meador II, age 36, Columbia, South Carolina, died on June 20, 2012, in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, South Carolina.

He was known as "J.D." to many of his friends. 

John was a 1994 graduate of Lexington High School, where he was heavily involved in wrestling. He was also deeply involved in coaching of wrestling teams and it was stated that John coached a whole generation of White Knoll wrestlers. 

Father, place John on the
Stairway to Heaven
John spent four years in the army reserves, was a correctional officer in Lexington County for a few years, had his own woodworking business and then deployed to Afghanistan in November of 2011 with the 133rd Military Police Company. 

Friends describe John as hard-working, dedicated, loyal and caring. He is also described as a man who loved the Military, loved the National Guard and loved his country. 

Family members describe John's death as a horrible nightmare, but John will always be with them. They also describe John as tough, on and off the battlefield, and protective. He is their hero. 

John is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including his wife and 3 children; and his brother, Michael Meador. 

Let us pray that John Meador II is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

No comments: