It is with profound sadness that Shepherd’s Men share with our friends the passing of our team member and brother, Rammon Macon, on Friday, October 25, 2019. Rammon ran many miles with the Shepherd’s Men in support of American veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Loved by all who knew him, he in turn had great love for his country, his family and friends. Every American owes him a great debt for his selfless service as a decorated United States Marine.
Rammon served with the US Marine Corps for eight years as a Sergeant with the Infantry, and then as a Recruiter and Martial Arts Instructor. He served with 1st Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon (Afghanistan), Presidential Unit Citation-Navy, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (W/2 stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (W/1 star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3), and the NATO Medal – ISAF Afghanistan.
At the time of his passing, Rammon was enrolled at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA pursuing the Bachelor of Business Management degree. Since 2015, he had been employed at HD Supply White Cap. He volunteered with Shepherd’s Men raising funds and awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, a treatment program for veterans with TBI and PTSD. Rammon loved the Tennessee Titans and Volunteers, UFC, riding his Harley Davidson and playing with his children. He was a member of the Midway Church Villa Rica, GA.
There are no words to adequately describe the profound sense of loss that our team feels without Rammon. His passing has left a gaping hole in our hearts and souls. Our love for Rammon is infinite and we will always carry his spirit and memory with us as we continue our mission to save lives.
May God be our refuge and may we all run to Him to find the peace we seek. Rest easy, brother. Always beside you.