Sergeant James Michael Darrough, 38, 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. He joined the Army in February 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2009.
Sergeant James Michael Darrough
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; Noncommissioned 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.
Darrough is survived by his father, Robert Darrough of Charlotte, NC and mother, Janelle Darrough of Livingston, Texas. He is also survived by his wife, Isaura Darrough; sons, Justin and Jared Darrough and daughters, Julianna and Jenna Darrough, all of Clarksville, TN.
A memorial service will be held for Darrough in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held November 9th at 4:00pm.