They died June 20, in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, S.C.
1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl, 30, Lexington, S.C.,
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas, 30, Travelers Rest, S.C., and
Spc. John D. Meador II, 36, Columbia, S.C.
For more information the media may contact the South Carolina National Guard public affairs office at 803-806-4327.
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