Michael Jimenez Medlock

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Bartonville, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Michael Medlock’s commitment to his country and to the Marine Corps was evident early in his childhood. That dream was fulfilled when he enlisted in 2005 and served faithfully until his death. Medlock’s service career began with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VMFA-112), “Cowboys” squadron based at NASJRB Fort Worth, TX. Later he served with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 (VMM-774), “Wild Goose”, MAG 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing based at Naval Station Norfolk (Chambers Field), VA.

As a member of both squadrons Michael exemplified the brotherhood and bond of the Corps. He loved adventure and provided great entertainment with his unique sense of humor. But most of all, in the words of his commanding officer, “He was a reliable and resourceful leader and mentor, adamant about his love of ordinance, reminding us of what a great job we have.”

The world is a better place because Michael’s life and love touched so many.

Age: 29

Date of Death: January 09, 2016

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