Army PFC Spence McNeil, 18, of Bennettsville, SC died on March 8, 2003, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
He died from injuries sustained when the vehicle he was in rolled over, and he was thrown out of it. McNeil’s family was flown to Saudi Arabia to be with him during his recovery. Days later when they arrived, they learned that he was brain dead, and he was later taken off life support after doctors determined there was no chance of recovery. McNeil was assigned to B Battery 3-43rd Air Defense Artillery, Ft. Bliss, Texas.
McNeil graduated from Marlboro County High School in 2002, where he participated in football and wrestling.