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Bucks County Marine recruiter saluted as Hometown Hero at Eagles game


Gunnery Sgt. Cameron McNeill participated in the Philadelphia Eagles Homeown Heroes event on Oct. 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I was born and raised in Allentown, Pa., and grew up going to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp at Lehigh University since I was 4 years old,” McNeill said. “My favorite memory was meeting all of the players and getting their autographs in the tents after practice.”
He graduated from Parkland High School in 2009 and left for Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in August 2009 then graduated in November 2009. He was stationed in Camp Lejeune, N.C., with 2nd Medical Battalion. There he was deployed in 2010 with Continuing Promise 10, this deployment was to South America where he aided countries who were devastated from natural disasters. In 2011 he was deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan, where he was assigned to the Shock Trauma Platoon with 3rd Battalion 9th Marine Regiment. Later he returned home in September 2011.

In 2013 he was stationed in Quantico, Va., and worked at the Officer Candidates School as support staff. In 2016 he began recruiting in Silver Spring, Md.
He was promoted on Oct. 1 to the rank of gunner sergeant. Currently he is the station commander for Recruiting Sub Station Bucks County, where he enjoys helping the local community and spending time with his wife and two kids.