Graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery, Petal, MS, 1 PM, 15 Jan 2019.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have passed from our ranks on 9Jan20. Captain (Ret) ( CPT) Edward (Ed) McDill, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 2/20th Special Forces Group and Region III NCO Academy, Cp Shelby has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. CPT (Ret) McDill was also a decorated Vietnam Veteran on active duty and transferred to the MSARNG 2/20 SFG and later reverted to enlisted to go AGR with the MSARNG NCO Academy.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free. You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels. May God continue to look over you and your family. “Stand At Rest Soldier”
An obituary is not yet published and will be posted as an update once published.