Sgt Sean H. Miles

Sgt Sean H. Miles 1

SGT SEAN H. MILES – U.S. Marine Corps

Hometown / City: MIDLOTHIAN, VA CHESTERFIELD
Date of Death: Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: SGT
Unit: H&S CO, 2D BN, 2D MAR, (E CO, RCT-8), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

Birth: Oct. 18, 1977
Long Island City
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2006, Iraq

Sgt. Sean H. Miles of Midlothian, Virginia knew every Star Wars movie by heart. In high school, he hated homework and relished football. And as a fullback at Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield County, Miles dreamed of becoming a professional football player. He loved the Redskins, but he lived the Marines. Sean came from a family with a military tradition and joined the Marines in October 1996, the year he graduated from high school. Before deploying to Iraq, he did two tours in the Pacific Rim, following in the footsteps of an uncle, Regi Miles, a Marine gunnery sergeant who died in 1988 during a training exercise in Okinawa. The middle child moved with his family to Midlothian in 1990. A black-belt, martial-arts instructor, the 28-year-old Marine Corps sergeant couldn’t sit through an episode of “Cops” if children were involved in the plot. He vowed his son, 2½ year-old Tyler, would grow up strong. Miles died proving what strength means. He lived and breathed being a United States Marine platoon sergeant, and he died pulling a fellow Marine to safety. Sean was born in Long Island, grew up in Virginia and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He will be buried in his wife’s hometown to be near his wife and son.

Marines
2nd Battalion
2nd Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Burial:
Mission Burial Park South
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA Sgt Sean H. Miles 2

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