There will be a memorial service in memory of Sergeant First Class Darrell McNealy of Madison on Saturday, July 12, at the United Methodist Community Center, located at 135 NE Dill St., Madison, Fl. on Colin Kelly Highway from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. He is the son of Ms. Vera Williams.
On Sunday, July 13, a Sunday service will take place at Cascade Missionary Baptist Church, located at 3358 SW SR 14, Madison, Fl. 32340. A dinner will be served at the church.
If you want a tee-shirt in memory of Darrell McNealy, call Jackie Williams at (850) 929-9950 or (850) 464-8006.
Warrant Officer Candidate (WOC) Darrell R. McNealy was born March 1973 in Madison. He entered the Army National Guard in December 1991 during his senior year of high school and after graduation, attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Bliss, Texas. After completing Basic Combat Training, WOC McNealy trained as a Motor Operator Specialist at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He transitioned to Active Duty in February 2001, and in 2004, he became an Air Traffic Controller.
WOC McNealy attended numerous military schools, to include the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advance Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Course and was attending Warrant Officer Candidate School at the time of his death. He was also pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Transportation and Logistics Management with American Military University.
His assignments included Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Rucker, Alabama; and Camp Humphries, Korea.
WOC McNealy’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Army Achievement Medal (4th award), Good Conduct Medal (4th award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
WOC McNealy is survived by his wife, Yaderia and his son, Jaden.