McHugh was serving as chief of Operations Group A with the Battle Command Training Program based at Fort Leavenworth. He was on a training mission at the time of the attack.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1986 and also had degrees from American Public University and U.S. Army War College.
He is survived by his wife, five children and one granddaughter.
McHugh has two sons -- one, Michael, was serving in Iraq when his father was killed and escorted the body home from Kuwait, according to the Daily News.