Soldier Honored: Michael L. McNulty
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Master Sergeant
Army Master Sergeant, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was killed on June 17, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Qaim, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 36 years old.
McNulty graduated from high school in Elgin, Illinois in 1986, and then enlisted in the Army. After a brief separation of service, he re-enlisted in 1994 and served with the 327th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Later, he served in Hawaii as a rifle squad leader, instructor, and reconnaissance squad leader.
Master Sergeant McNulty is remembered as “fully committed to both his family and his career.” He left behind his wife, Paula, and their four children. He was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant and earned at least 20 medals throughout his career, including three Bronze Stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Humanitarian Service.