Ft. Campbell soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan
Posted: Nov 01, 2011 9:04 PM EST
FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. – A Fort Campbell soldier was killed after the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device on Saturday while in Afghanistan.
Sergeant James Michael Darrough of Austin, Texas, was a Financial Management Technician assigned to Charlie Detachment, 101st Finance Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion; 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
The 38-year-old joined the Army in February 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2009.
While serving, Darrough received many awards and decorations including a Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.
Darrough is survived by his father, Robert Darrough of North Carolina and mother, Janelle Darrough of Texas.
He is also survived by his wife, Isaura Darrough; sons, Justin and Jared Darrough and daughters, Julianna and Jenna Darrough, all of Clarksville, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held for Darrough in Afghanistan on November 9.