The Department of Defense announced on Nov. 1 the deaths of four U.S. soldiers on Oct. 29, in Kabul province, Afghanistan, in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack.
Among them was Sgt. James M. Darrough, 38, of Austin, Texas. Darrough was a 1991 graduate of Manatee High School, and the son of Robert and Judy Darrough, who formerly lived in Bradenton.
Sgt. Darrough was assigned to 101st Finance Company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.