• Age: 25
• Rank: Warrant officer
• Branch of service: Army
• Hometown: Turlock
• High school: Turlock High, Class of 2003
• Specialty: Black Hawk helicopter pilot
• Currently serving in: Iraq
• Family: Wife, Kristin Neal and daughter, Khloe Neal of Turlock; parents, Richard and Susan Neal of Denair.
• Of note: Neal has served in the Army since 2006. He attended Boston University and San Francisco State University prior to enlisting. He graduated Army flight school with honors and on the Commandant's List. His daughter was born one month prior to his deployment to Iraq.
The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:
The Modesto Bee
P.O. Box 5256
Modesto, CA 95352
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