Darryl Hurly has penned some two dozen articles under his own name on various subjects for biographical compendiums, magazines, historical and technological society publications, and newspapers. After a trip to the South Pacific, he co-authored with his eldest son Operation KE, a historical monograph about the Guadalcanal campaign in World War II, which was well received by the military history community when published by US Naval Institute Press in 2012.
After serving in Canada’s armed forces he obtained an MA in history, an EMBA in transportation, and pursued a variegated career that included middle- and senior-management positions in large corporations, and the managing directorship of a major transportation museum. He subsequently operated a successful family business from which he and his wife have now retired. In academia, he taught secondary school, and then lectured part-time in history, transportation, marketing and small-business management at the collegiate and university levels.