Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Mecolus C McDaniel

Fort Hood, Texas

March 19, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
33 Army SSG

6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

Fort Knox, Kentucky

 Killed in Khowst province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

McDANIEL, STAFF SGT. MECOLUS C., 33, passed March 19, 2011 while serving his country in the U.S. Army. 

Staff Sgt. McDaniel was a native of Belzoni, MS. 

Survivors include his wife, Sonja; his son, Matthew; a stepson, Jordan; stepdaughters, Jasmine , Charlotte and Charmaine ; his mother, Joyce; father, Morris ; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Service is 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011 at Christ Temple Christian Life Center, 723 South 45th Street, Louisville, KY. Visitation 9-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial is in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Radcliff, KY. G.C. Williams Funeral Home 1935 W. Broadway, in charge of arrangements.
Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office

Governor Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff on April 1

Press Release Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 
Contact Information: Kerri Richardson
Jill Midkiff
502-564-2611 

FRANKFORT, Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 1, 2011 in honor of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Staff Sgt. Mecolus C. McDaniel, 33, of Fort Hood, Texas, died March 19 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

Funeral services for Staff Sgt. McDaniel will be held on April 1 at noon Eastern time at G.C. Williams Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky. Burial services will follow at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. 

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