Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Marine Sgt. Sean H. Miles

28, of Midlothian, Virginia.
Miles died from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on January 24, 2006.

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"Miss you brother, our boys have grown into young men as I'm sure you know. I know your a proud pop looking down on us. Love ya bro, see you on the flip side!"
DeFelice

"You were not really my uncle, but that's what I called you. 10 years later and your positive, strong willed personality most definitely stuck to and 8 year old. I just wish you could see me now, you were always like a dad to me and I know you definitely would've pushed me more in who I am and what I desired. I know everyone misses you, I sure as heck do. There's times where I honestly don't feel like you're really gone, as if you're there with me at my track meets, supporting me. I have just started my first year of collegiate track, and because it is college, the 300 hurdles are gone and its bumped up to 400 meter hurdles. It's a difficult race, but I have decided that knowing I'll be running it for you and in memory of you, I will never do bad. I'll push forward with the strength and courage you unknowingly showed me and it may just be a race but it will be my race for you. I love and miss you very much uncle Sean, hope you're still killing it in heaven."
Olivia Williamson of Corpus Christi, Texas

"Sgt. Miles you were an inspiration. I met you and you were you, pissed you had to deal with some dumb boot but you taught me. You inspired strength in me. I remember hearing of your death I truly was in shock you and Sgt hodshire were mythical creatures. You were why I was never afraid. I got blown up no big deal. You and he were why Easy was easy. I miss you and how you were so brusque. Those one vic 7-ton convoys we'd go one and say * zaidon. I can't believe I knew someone like you. I was a stupid kid who got lucky enough to know a man who had a family and I am so sorry that I could not have changed places. Your family is so beautiful and they still do as you which is help me deal with you not coming home. You are the epitome of an NCO and I hope I see you again because you did way more than your billet demanded"
Charleston Burke of Fort Worth,Tx

"To the family of:Sean H. Miles
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"Sean was my SOI instructor, I went to 2/6 serving in fallujah in 06 and saw him a week before everything happened. I miss you brother."
Chris Burger

"Belated birthday wishes to you Sgt. Miles"
of Jacksonville, NC

"Remembering your sacrifice."

"Remembering your sacrifice."

"January 18, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Sean H. Miles:
Sean gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"You were my SOI instructer and then i ended up having you in my company in 2/2. I remember i was very excited to have such and experienced marine and leader in our outfit. I will always remember the game of risk we played the day before your death. You had us basically beat across the board but after a grueling 2 hour game you gave up at the end(when he could of beaten us)just to look at pictures of your family. It sounds silly but that was the kind of man he was and still is. I honor you with all that i have. Semper Fi Sgt."
Brandon Mayes of Charlotte, NC

"SGT. SEAN MILES YOU ARE A GREAT MAN, AND IM VERY HONERED TO HAVE SERVED WITH YOU IN IRAQ YOU ALWAYS MADE SURE YOUR MARINES WERE TAKIN CARE OF. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU BROTHER. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."
SGT. REYNALDO PEREZ of ORANGE COUNTY ,CA USA

"RIP brother. you taught me a great deal of Marine life in soi, then joined us in 2/2. your teachings will never be forgotten, and neither will you"
Michael A. McBroom of Clyde, Ohio

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Sean Miles. My husband and I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Michael Miles, Sean's father, at Rolling Thunder yesterday (May 27, 2007). A friend of Sean's has built a tribute motorcycle to Sean, it was beautiful and moving. We learned that Sean came from a proud military family. Sean served his country and was a very proud Marine and in the end paid the ultimate price. I know he is extremely missed by family and friends. On this Memorial Day and every day, let us never forget our country's brave soldiers and their families and friends. I pray to God to give you strength in this difficult time."
Lois and Ben Ewing of Georgetown, DE

"Missing you more each day."

"Its almost been a year now Miles the Marines here at ITB,SOI still think of you."
SSgt M. of Jacksonville, nc

"Sean I will always see you at the door holding Tyler asking "where you been". How you pushed your Marines to be the best, but never let any other mess with them, How your students would follow you around at Wallmart just to see what you were doing. How you would always call your Mom to make sure she was okay and didn't worry. How you and Gen always had time for a Marine in need. How many lives you touched. Even in this time of devastation, the tales of your life brought tears of pride and a smile to all who knew you. I will think of you as being out in the field. Knowing I will never see you again in this life is too much for me to deal with. The Marine you died saving came home son. You kept your promise to your men and to yourself. I will keep mine to you. Pops."
Michael Miles of Richmond Va

"Sean,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"To the family of Sgt. Miles, we extend our heartfelt care. He is a hero served our country and God. We honor his name. May our heavenly Father give you peace at the loss of this brave man. In our thoughts and prayers. The proud grandparents of LCpl. Juston Thacker, KIA Afghanistan, 6/24/04 3/6 Kilo Co. lcpljustontthacker.com"
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Sean will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Sean Miles, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Sean Miles:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Sean for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Sean Miles:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Sean, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on