Barksdale AFB Mourns Loss of Airman From Unknown Medical Condition

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Barksdale Air Force Base is mourning the loss of a 32-year-old Airman. Staff Sgt. Brandon William Meador was pronounced deceased by medical officials at Willis-Knighton-Bossier emergency room in Bossier City at 9:37 a.m., Sept. 15.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. The tragic loss of an Airman takes a heavy toll on the men and women of our wing,” said Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander. “Our hearts go out to Staff Sgt. Meador’s family and friends in this difficult time.”

Meador, a Propulsion Systems Craftsman assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, passed away from an unknown medical condition, according to a 2nd Bomb Wing press release.

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“Staff Sgt. Brandon Meador was an outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer and B-52 mechanic and he will be greatly missed,” said Lt. Col. Michael O. Hanson II, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts as they process his passing.”

Meador entered the U.S. Air Force June 6, 2006.