November 2, 2011

James M. Darrough

Sgt. James M. Darrough, age 38, of Austin, Texas, died on October 29, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 101st Finance Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

He was travelling in an armored military bus when a suicide bomber slammed a vehicle filled with explosives into it, killing him.
Father, place James on the
stairway to Heaven.

James joined the Army in February 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2009. 

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal with service star; Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Non-commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; United Nations Medal; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal; Expert Field Medical Badge and Combat Action Badge.

James is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Robert Darrough of Charlotte, North Carolina; his mother, Janelle Darrough of Livingston, Texas; his wife, Isaura Darrough; sons, Justin and Jared Darrough and daughters, Julianna and Jenna Darrough, all of Clarksville, Tennessee.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that James M. Darrough is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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