Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Capt. Sean L. Brock

29, of Redondo Beach, California.
Brock died from wounds received as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan. Died on February 2, 2005.

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"Blessed is a man who lays his life down for a friend. Jesus laid His life down on a cross for us all. Bless you as you remember your family member's life and what he stood for. Semper-Fidelis USMC vet during 2003-2004 Iraq"
Matthew of CORONA,CA

"I did not know Sean, but he was a comrade of mine whether he knew it or not. We may have even crossed paths--two strangers never to meet. I was in Ramadi in '05 with the Army. The seat of the insurgency. I came across Sean's name in a video. I decided to find out more about him and to share this video with any one who might know him.

Semper Fi Sean.


His name appears at 7:13.

Though he's left us, he will always be remembered.

See You on the High Ground."
SGT V of Buffalo, NY

"Sean - this has been one of the toughest things for me to EVER suppress and manage. Thirty seconds earlier and it's me - not you. We had our differences - but mission accomplishment was always the bond keeping us focused. I remember how calm and beautiful 3 Feb 2005 was - I KNOW you had something to do with that. None of us wanted to go that way, you definitely didn't deserve it.

Semper Fidelis"
Peek of Durham, NC

"Today Sept 7th 2011 was my farwell and awards ceremony for my second tour in Iraq. I was in the EOC the evening Sean stepped outside and didn’t come back. When I spoke I talked about the Evening of Feb 2 and ask for a moment of silence for Capt Sean Brock."
Maj Jeff Reichman USMC of Baghdad, Iraq

"My name is Barbara Fritsche I'm an artist and have been asked to creative Sean L. Brock's Portrait. I'm reading these beautiful, loving, heart felt thoughts giving me a tiny glimpse of Sean...I hope I capture Sean's true essence, what I'm seeing as a truly incredible, amazing, genuine, loving human being!
It is my privilege to have this opportunity!
My condolences and prayers to his family and friends."
Barbara Fritsche of Los Angeles Ca USA

"To the family of Sean Brock: Today is Veteran's day 11 Nov 2010 and I continue to think of the sacrifice Sean made on behalf of all Americans. My thoughts & prayers go out to each of you. From Heather's Uncle"
Gary Dorhout of Cedar Falls, Iowa

"Today is Memorial Day, and you are in my thoughts."
a childhood friend of South Bay CA



Hey brother, another year has passed, we are all thinking of you today more than others, but you are never far from our mind and hearts. All kids are growing up learning about uncle Sean, who would have thought Bobby, Rayme, Louie, and me (Conan is still dodging Russian brides and senoritae) all have kids and each one of those kids has a part of you. On the tough days I think about how you would deal with a tough situation and use that as my guidepost. You continue to be an inspiration my brother."
Lex of Los Angeles

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"To my beloved cousin who gave his life for the freedom of our family and country! I know you are dearly missed!"
Tammy of AZ

"Hey bro,
You are not forgotten, I just hung the painting that you gave me on the living room wall at my new house.
We have the watch.. and we're doing damage against the enemy as well as doing good things with our lives
Conan C of LA

I was on your graduate team CMU. You lead us to find better anwers. I was shocked to learn of what happened to you.My husband is a Marine, so is my dauther and you knew I was retired. My god have you resting in his arms awaiting those of us you still watch over. Because you were such an amazing person this earth..that you can only be more better as angel..Go ahead and say Chesty mover over and take a break I am here now..You Sean touched my life"
Jade of San Diego

"I will always remember the sake shot you bought me in Hermosa Beach when I last saw you in July 2004 while home on leave. You're a hero and are truly missed. Much Aloha my friend."
Marc A. Randall of Honolulu, HI


Again, I come to this page to pay omage to you and honor your service. Today is a day of remembrance, a day we pay tribute to all who served.

I cannot let this day pass without think about you and your ultimate sacrifice. As Conan stated, Lex will be a papa soon, and will tie the knot with Ashley in Sept. We know you will be looking down with a grin "another one bites the dust".

Cayden is now almost two and 1/2 years and knows and respects the meaning of his namesake. He kisses his fist and points upwards when I ask where is "Big-Sean".

I miss you brother, and will always have you in my heart.

Much Love"
Bobby Khullar of Union City, Ca

"Hey bro,
Lex has a little one on the way, due on Nov. 18th but he is pushing for junior to come out on Nov 10th. All is well, Louie has returned home safely from Iraq and is now back on the streets of LA fighting the enemy here at home...Me, I'm at the exact place where I need to be now to prevent the next attack, avenge your loss as well as the loss of all our other friends. You will never be forgotten.Semper Fi"
Conan of Los Angeles, CA

"May 4, 2008
To the family of Capt. Sean L. Brock:
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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV


Just saw your message. My home address is:

34186 Valle Dr.
Union City, Ca


Louie is in Iraq at the moment and is scheduled to return from his tour of duty this week."
Bobby Khullar of Bay Area, Ca

"Bobby / Louie - could either of you please post your home address to this site? I found some great pictures of Sean and you from our trip to Las Vegas and I'd like to send them to you. Also, I have some pictures for Sean's family, which I would love for you to pass along. Thanks."
Hester of New York, NY

"Some years have passed, but I still think on the things I learned from Sean Brock and the example he set. I keep my standards high, my nose clean, and a sharp eye on the perimeter - because I know Sean is watching. Truly, this man was an Officer of Marines. Semper Fi!"

Capt Rob Gerbracht, USMC of Washington, D.C.

"Three years have passed since Sean gave his life for our country. My heart still breaks for you, his family and friends. I want you all to know that Sean and all of you are in my daily prayers. I hope and pray that God's comfort will always be with you, and know that God's arms are wrapped around Sean."
Gayla of Redondo Beach, CA

"Today is Feb-2-2008

Three years ago you were taken from us and chosen to serve a greater purpose. As I reflect today and see the many posts on this site, I am touched and by all the kind words and thoughts,

You really made a difference in many lives and I continue to teach and pass along your spirit to my son who bears your name (Cayden Sean).

You were my best friend for over 12 years and that is something that will never be forgotten. Our goal was to take over the world one day, well Capt. that has not changed, only modified. Now the perimeters are just larger, and you leading the mission from above, while I hold down the fort down here.

Much Love Brother - I miss you, and WILL see you again.

For anyone wanting to contribute thoughts, stories and memories to Capt. Brock I have created a group for us to share memories. All are welcomed to join.

Bobby Khullar of Union City, Ca USA

"To Sean and all who knew him,
Well in about 4 hours in my time zone, it will be the anniversary (although I hate to refer to it as that) of your passing. I can still picture you on the ground trying to point out the obvious as you lay there gasping..."It's getting dark out; I can see the sky setting." My best friend whom I served with in OIF-1 named his 1st born son in remembrance of you. Brock. You will never be forgotten in my lifetime. I think of you everyday. Rest well my friend. Peace is with you."
Semper Fidelis"
SSgt Nicholas J Holland of Stafford VA

"To Sean and all who knew him,
Well in about 4 hours in my time zone, it will be the anniversary (although I hate to refer to it as that) of your passing. I can still picture you on the ground trying to pint out the obvious as you lay there gasping..."It's getting dark out; I can see the sky setting." My best friend whom I served with in OIF-1 named his 1st born son in remembrance of you. Brock. You will never be forgotten in my lifetime. I think of you everyday. Rest well my friend. Peace is with you."
Semper Fidelis"
SSgt Nicholas J Holland of Stafford VA

"For the family of Sean, he is not forgotten, and I thank you for your Son, Brother and Wife. I have never resolved that I couldn't be at the funeral due to government orders. I carry a weapon daily that has his name on it, I don't know why, but it makes me feel better that he is there and makes me check myself when I see his name. Thank you, we will meet again Brock.
If anyone reaches Chang or other Super Squaders from 1998, G Co 2/23, please reach out to me.
Van of San Diego, CA


Not a week goes but that I do not think about you and all the laughs we shared. Those of us you touched live everyday a better person because of what you shared with us.

I miss you brother.

Semper Fi.

Michael Bilello
cell: 850-570-0021"
Michael Bilello of Tampa, FL

"Still miss you Sean. Can someone send me Ramey's contact info or have him contact me? Semper fidelis.

Ted A. Bonanno of San Diego, CA

"Captain Brock,
It was a pleasure serving with you at Blue Diamond, Iraq. My fondest memory of you is that time I came into your office on accident and asking to use your phone, what transcribed will always be between you and me...funny to say the least. Nothing pushups can't cure. Sir, rest easy and I'll keep surfing the great white...I'll see you again."
SSgt Salmon, Patrick of Tacoma, Wa.

"Well brother, I am a Staff Sergeant now. Although I do not command a platoon or even a company, I am a Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) and I command a TACP team as well as sections of aircraft at a time. As such, I will not leave you a long winded speech. I have done my time with my loved ones. I have accomplished just about everything I ever wanted to do. As such, I look forward to seeing you soon. When the time does arrive, please allow me the honor of relieving you at your post.
SSgt. Louie Schwartz
0321/ 8654/ 8002
PS: Please continue to look after our loved ones. Until we meet again . . . Semper Fi!"
SSgt. Louie Schwartz of Torrance, CA (Deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq)

"Capt Brock,
I Wish I could have done more."
Chris Poe "Doc Poe" of Salt Lake City, UT

"I was Sean's Chaplain during OIF I. Today is the second anniversary of his death. I was just talking about Sean this past week. He and I would run together with the other junior officers at our base camp in Kuwait. I barely kept up, but was proud to be with them. Sean and I played chess some, but he always beat me! He had his Marines build a book shelf for me shortly after I arrived in country. I was so grateful for this as I had brought several books with me, and no place to store them. Sean gave me a cuban cigar which we smoked at the victory dinner. What a sight that must have been... the chaplain coughing and the young Marines getting a laugh! He was pretty regular at our Sunday morning worship services, and occassionally at the Wednesday evening Bible Studies. I know that he was searching for God's purpose and meaning in his life. We had some great conversations. I really appreciated his friendship and support during those difficult months in the desert.

Heather and I met last year about this time at the Camp Pendleton hospital where she was stationed. It was a tearful time of sharing, remembering, and praying together. (Heather, if you are reading this, I called the Pendleton hospital last month when I was out there to get in touch with you. They did not show you listed on the staff roster. I will be out your way again next week and plan to come by the house to pay my respects... assuming you are still there.)

Tommorrow I will bury another fallen soldier who died in Iraq two weeks ago. My heart is filled with profound pride and intense sadness. I only wish I could have been present at Sean's funeral.

Heather, and the Brock family remain in my thoughts and prayers. If there is ever anything I can do, please be in touch with me.

Sean, thank you. Every time I visit one of our national cemetaries I remember you... you gave up your life for me, and for my freedom. With God's help, I want to honor you by the way I live my life. Jesus said: "No greater love hath any man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends".

Commander Victor Sheldon
Chaplain, Sealift Logistics Command Pacific"
Victor Sheldon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"I had the distinct honor of serving with Sean in both Camp Pendleton and during OIF I. His impact amongst the service members we served with was immeasurable. His leadership as well as his friendship will be missed. My prayers are extended to Heather, Sean's family, and most of all for Sean....Fair winds and following seas Marine."
Maj Dave Raimo of Washington

"I forgot to include my contact info, in case anyone knows how I can get a hold of Sean's family or his friend, Conan Chang. Thanks again...Ketya

email: fm3404@yahoo.com
phone: 703-677-7130"
Ketya of Washington, D.C.

"To Sean's family and friends:

I ran into RP1 Dominguez this morning (11SEP06) at the Navy Annex here in DC. We hadn't seen each other since the 13th MEU (2001-2002), so we were just catching up on old times. As we reminisced, RP1 asked if I was able to make it to Sean's funeral...at which point I incredulously asked him what he was talking about, because I had no idea that Sean had lost his life in Iraq. I just kept waiting for the the punch line, but it never came. It's still hard to believe, although it's been over a year now since Sean passed away. I was so oblivious as to what happened to Sean, so much so that I just emailed him (the email address provided by MOL) to find out if he wanted to run the Marine Corps Marathon this year...only now do I realize why Sean didn't respond to my email. Come to think of it, there were a couple of other times I sent an email to his Camp Butler address that went unanswered...Sorry Sean, I just didn't know.
Captain Ketya Ouk (USMC) of Washington, D.C.

"Today is Thursday, June 22, 2006

Capt. Chang (or Maj. Chang - my apologies if this applies), this is for you:

forward: I doubt you remember me, but when we last talked in person, I was Sgt. Fenton (Paul Richard) and you and Sean were Cpl.'s. I remember going to OCS-PLC1, when Sean was there at OCS-PLC2 and you where there at OCS, the long one (16 wks). I'm from Golf 2/23 out of Los Alomitos. Back then, it was all good. Sean was studing Poli-Sci, and I was in Philosophy. I happended to be the squad leader, and Sean was my one and only fire team leader. Anyway, I'll get into the details as to why I left the Marine Corps later. Needless to say, it wasn't my choice, nor a happy decision.

So, last night, I was fed up with hearing about all of the negative press in general, and specifically regarding those 2 honored soldiers who horrifically lost their lives. So, I sat in front of the computer and started looking for Marines - whom had lost their lives for this conflict - that I knew. Not expecting to know anyone, but complelled just the same, I scrolled through the names.

How surprised, and dismayed, was I when I came across Sean's name. I didn't believe it. In fact, I 'googled' his name for confirmation.

Truth be told, I wasn't really surprised. Sean was always a great Marine. Hell, he'd been one of the reasons I went to OCS. However, I was greatly saddened that it was him that was hit. You hear of survival guilt - but that usually pertains to those in the fight, or in the theater of operations. Here I am having those same thoughts, while sitting comfortably at home.

I guess the pisser is that we (myself and Sean) lost contact shortly after I left the unit. Therefore, I had no idea about him until last night - which translates into over a year since his death. I regret not saying 'goodbye'. But that is extremely selfish, when compared to the complete heartbreak that you - and his relatives, other friends, fellow warriors, immediate family and his wife - have experienced.

That being said... I can only ever feel a fraction of your pain. I was extremely privileged to know and serve with Sean. My deepest condolences to you, but especially his family and wife.

I've read your eulogy, and it was perfect - as pertaining to the Sean I knew and still remember. He will be missed. My two boys will grow up knowing about him. I, myself, look up to him and will always carry a special place in my heart for him. And one day, I look forward to all of us meeting again, together.

My sincerest sympathy and regards,
Paul R. Fenton
Sgt. Fenton, Golf Co. 2/23
Paul Fenton of Oldsmar, Fl

"To Sean Brock's brother: You helped me greatly about a week ago (approx 6/4/06) after my heart attack. I was in L1056 and we had some great talks. I was the patient who was the Naval officer during Korea. I am proud of you as well as your brother for your service to our country. As for me, I'm feeling a lot better - getting my strength back. God bless you in your life and work at UCSF. Thank you for having a web site for your brother. It sends a proud message to all who sign on to see it. Thanks again for attending to my needs at UCSF. If you want to respond to this message I can be reached at LHUEB5@AOL.COM."
Larry Huebner of Fresno, CA


Today is the day that we remember you, and all of the soldiers that have given their lives for this country. It's still hard to accept that you are gone, but you are in our hearts and memories. We miss you Seany...always."
Samantha Marcus of Van Nuys, California

"Capt Brock was my Commanding Officer when I arrived at HQSVCBN MCB A Co. You greated me with such joy, because I was so new and so young. Please know that you will always be missed. Time passes, but you will never be forgotten. The Marines of A Co, HQSVCBN MCB misses you dearly. To his family, rest assure that he will forever be in our prayers."
A Marine, forever under your watch. USMC of San Francisco, CA

"To the family of:Sean L. Brock 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"

It has been one year since the day you left us...I am proud to let you know that I had your name and a Marine's memorial cross etched on my body today. Lex, Ray, Louie, and Bobby will do the same. Your sacrifice and those of our other brothers who rose to the occasion will never be forgotten or cheapened. I will look upon your memory as a source of strength when I find myself faltering in future endeavors. I will never slow down in this life because I know you are watching.
Semper Fi,
Capt Conan Chang of Los Angeles, CA

"One year ago today, Sean was taken from us. A noble man that always lived life to the fullest, cared compassionately about the "brothers" he considered friends and left a legacy that will never be forgotten.

Horace once stated that;

"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises". That is not the case for our fallen friend. His valor, honor and virtue will live on through the foundation created from his passion, my son that bares his name (Cyden Sean Khullar, who will be raised to live life as his namesake) and his memory that is part of each of our souls.

As difficult as it may be today, please take a moment to step back and reflect on how Sean lived his life. The smile that it will bring will help our heavy hearts and thoughts of sorrow.

Stay Strong:"
Bobby Khullar of San Jose, CA


Tomorrow is the first aniversary of the day you were taken from us. I know that it will be a difficult day for all of us that were privileged to call you friend. However, I take great strength from your memory. I thought you would like to know some of the highlights that have occurred since you left us. First, your brother proposed to Anne at the base of the Iwo Jima Memorial after finishing the Marine Corps Marathon. She said yes. He was smart and got her when she was tired. Bobby and Deepali had son, Cayden Sean Khullar, I'll let Bobby tell you all about him. Conan is leaving the corps to go work for Pfizer. Louie is going back to Iraq this summer, I'm sure he will visit great and furious anger on our enemy. It will be your job to protect him-you are his guardian angel. A group of your friends, brother, and your wife ran the mud run at Camp Pen in your honor. Bobby self published a great book that tells your story. It is a powerful & poignant tribute. We have set up a foundation in your name. The focus of this foundation is to provide mentoring and scholarship to the children of fallen service members. We have already received several pledges. However, most importantly, your friends and family are living life and are spending a alot of time together. You are in our thoughts and prayers brother. S/F"
Lex McMahon of Los Angeles, CA

"Sgt. Holland when you come to California next time please call me at 310-279-2931 or you can reach me via e-mail at lex@cravebusters.com. My name is Lex McMahon I am Sean's firend, big brother in the fraternity, and fellow marine. I would love to have the honor of buying you a drink and exchanging Sean stories with you. If you need a place to stay, my home is open to you any time. Semper Fi!"
Lex McMahon of Los Angeles, California

"To the family of Capt Brock,

Capt Brock my was first OIC in the Marine Corps during the time he was dual hatted as the Alpha Company Commander and the MCB Butler H&S BN S3 OIC aboard Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan. I remember the day they had the change of command ceremony outside of Barracks 217. It was the largest turnout of troops I can ever recall for a ceremony during my time on Okinawa. That was a true testimony as to the type of leader he was. He led by example and was respected by all who had the chance to serve with him. He also had this magnetic personality that almost made you believe that if you were in his company long enough that some of it might just rub off on you. I'm honored to have served with Capt Brock and I know that his memory will forever live on in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege to know him. Each time I put on this uniform I hold my head high because I know what it stands for and I know that this country exists today because of heroes like Capt Brock who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Semper Fidelis!"
Corporal Brent T. Willoughby USMC of CJTF-76 Afghanistan

"Sgt. Holland, I live close to Sean Brock's family. I'm sure his family would like to hear from you as well as any stories you may have regarding Sean in life and during his passing. Any friend of Sean is a brother of mine. Feel free to contact me if you should ever need a place to stay in SoCal or care to pass the time with a few beers and a few friends.


(Often tested, Always faithful, Brothers Forever)
Sgt. Schwartz, LD"
Louie Schwartz of Torrance, CA

"Sgt Holland,
Thanks for your reflections of Sean. You can contact me (conan.chang@usmc.mil) and I will put you in touch with his family.
Semper Fi"
Conan Chang of San Diego

"Dear Friends and Family of Captain Sean L. Brock,

I had the opportunity to work next to Sean in Iraq, I was his right hand man, and he was mine. Captain Brock and I experienced some very exciting and some somber days in Ramadi. I can tell you that outside of his family and very close friends, no one was more affected by his loss. Yes, I was there the day he was taken from us, and still to this day I am unable to disclose the details of his death. But I will always remember Sean's stories of how he wanted to go back-packing through Europe, and how one of his good friends was having a Bachelor's Party in South America and how he couldn't wait to go. I was fortunate to spend 12 hours a day, if not much more under busier circumstances with Captain Brock during his time with the Division. There is not a day that passes, where he isn't on my mind. Last month I took leave to go back out to California to visit the place where they held the Memorial for him at the Korean Freedom Bell, and tried to locate his gravesite at the cemetary where he was buried, but just ended up wandering around for about an hour and a half. If anyone knows where I can get a hold of his mother, please post it to this page so I can speak with her. I will be heading back out to California to see if I can find him, and pay my respects. God Bless Sean, and all of his Family and those who knew him best.

Sgt Nicholas J Holland"
Sgt Nicholas J Holland of Quantico, Virginia

"As we spend today, honoring our veterans, I cannot help but take a step back and pay homage to your memory. Your drive will go on, your virtue will be my foundation and your sprit will be the force to keep your legacy alive. We have planted the seeds for “The Sean Brock Foundation” in your honor to bridge a gap and allow others to accomplish their dreams as you did yours. There is nothing I can do to bring you back, however please understand brother; you are and always will be my guiding light, constantly pushing me forward, to grab the next ring, to take the next step….to be a better man. In your honor is how I live. Rest well my brother."
Bobby Khullar of San Jose, CA

"Well Sean, I have just dropped the ball on the ol' wife. She is now aware that I plan to head back for another deployment this coming summer. Once again though, I am a day late and a dollar short. Since we were high school JROTC goobers hanging around in baggy cammies with wacky patriotic ideals, we have fantasized about combat. Needless to say, those preconceived notions quickly faded once we crossed the Iraqi border in March of 2003. Although I knew we would excel in our respected fields, never once did I imagine that anyone of us would ever fall and never once did I imagine that you would go before me.

The sad thing is that I originally planned to head out to Iraq the same time you were there. God, I know it may sound immature, but I hold your death on my shoulders. I should have been there for you. I chose to spearhead a career in law enforcement when the time came for deployment volunteers. I cannot bring you back brother, but I can inflict great harm on those responsible for your demise. I promise not to dishonor your memory while wearing your gear. I promise to bring my Marines back in one piece and I promise not to let you down.

Should I trip up in combat and look up to find you there with your hand extended, I will not fret and I will not cry. At least then I will know that I truly served honorably and serve with you once again in Valhalla. You’ll have company while we wait for the others. See you soon.

Semper Fi!
Sgt. Louie “Gonzo” Schwartz"
Louie Schwartz of Torrance, CA

"I have found the family Thank You."
Richard Perez Sr. of Las Vegas, NV

"To the family and friends of Captain Sean L. Brock,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, California USA

"To the Parents of Captain Sean L. Brock:
Please write me ASAP with your mailing address, the United States Congress sent your letter to my house in my sons envelope. I would like to mail you this letter from Congress in respect to your son. Thank You.

Richard Perez Sr. Father of late USMC LCpl Richard Perez Jr. of Las Vegas, NV.

Anyone reading please find this family for me..."
Richard Perez of Las Vegas, NV


As Memorial Day just past, you were in my thoughts, as each day goes by you become part of my soul. I miss you brother."
Bobby Khullar of San Jose, Ca


On this day of memory and honor you have been in my thoughts constantly. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Love and Respect little brother."

"On this Memorial Day, I will remember you Sean as I proudly put out the American flag, as one of the many brave men and women that gave the ultimate sacrafice for your country. You are not forgotten."
Linda Cunningham of Manhattan Beach

"Sean changed my life, introducing me to new and wonderful experiences. He will always be remembered and cherished. I pray for healing and comfort to his friends and family: Anita, Rayme, Kelly, Bobby, Conan, Louie… I thank God for the many wonderful memories of him. With love, always..."
Capt Jenny Storm, USMC of Quantico, VA

"See you up in Gaucho Heaven
I'll bring a pitcher from Sam's To Go...."
Trent Rock of Goleta, CA

"Happy 30th Birthday Brother, you are in our thoughts..
Semper Fi
Captain Conan Chang of Pacific Beach, CA

"Sean, I miss you so much. I do think of all the great times we had, riding bikes to work, running around the lake and Pendleton, you always motivating me, you dragging me to the library to read and you always buying me coffee. I miss you so much, I will never forget the times we shared together, from the MEU to H&S Comp. In the short time I knew you, I felt as if you and I were very old friends. I still remember you telling me about Heather, and how she was the one. I know your in a good place now. My prayer is that your rest be peaceful and that your beautiful bride be comforted by the promise of the resurection. I hurt because I cant believe your really gone, I'm waiting for you to call or email me to talk about the MC Marathon or something. Just as you motivated me and encouraged me back then, you still do now in so many ways. I miss you."
RP1 Gilbert G. Dominguez, USN of Washington DC

"Please let me offer my sincerest condolences to Sean's family and friends. I was mortified by the news of Sean’s imminently tragic death. Heather, thank you very much for notifying me and my family. He had meant a lot to me, my mother Joyce, my father Jules and my brother Eli. Sean, please know how terribly sorry I am for the way things developed. Please also know how very proud I am of you and all the things you accomplished in your life. I have always had a tremendous admiration for the uninhibited fervor with which you tackled all of life's dares, your unselfish romanticism and commitment to pursuing your many dreams. I only wish I had seized the chance to tell you this in person. I won’t ever forget you. You are in my heart and the hearts of my family forever."
Hester Muis of New York, New York

"I worked for Capt Brock as SGT of the Guard for ASF and i was shoked of the news of his death my heart goes out to his friends and family.May God be with you in this time of sadness."
Alvertis Shears Jr of Okinawa

"I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of CAPT Sean L. Brock. I, unfortunately, did not have the pleasure of actually meeting CAPT Brock but instead knew of him by way of his loving wife. Her and I shared a deployment a year ago and did what most girls do, chit-chat about the love of our lives. Through that brief encounter I witnessed her overwhelming love she has for her husband. I give my deepest condolescences to her, and to the family and friends of CAPT Brock. May GOD bless you and help you cope with your loss."
Markisha J. T. Robertson of Okinawa, Japan

"Sean, you were an officer, a gentleman, a friend, and now a fallen hero. On behalf of so many, we are eternally grateful. You and your family's sacrifice will not be forgotten. God bless you, your family, and all the brave freedom fighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Semper Fi,"
Darrell Greenwald of Hermosa Beach, CA

"Our love and prayers go out to your family, Sean. May the angels surround them as they grieve for you. Let them bring comfort and let your family know that you are alive, well and will be waiting form them in Heaven."
Jeanine and Michelle Ratliff of Laguna Niguel, California

"Simply put, Sean was a professional. He will be sorely missed. John 15:13 sums it up best."
Captain M. J. Herrington of Okinawa, Japan

"I was deeply saddened by the news of Sean's passing. I will always remember his smile that could charm anyone and put you at ease. I know in my heart that he gave his life for something he believed in. His bravery will never be forgotten."
Chris & Colleen LaBounty of Moorpark, CA

"To the Family and Friends of Sean L. Brock, May the memories you have of Sean be a source of comfort to you at this time. I have two sons who grew up in Torrance, CA, and are now serving in the military, one is currently in Iraq. Thank you for your commitment in raising a young man who lived his life "outside of the box" and gave his all. We will not forget him, nor his commitment towards excellence and his sacrifice. Respectfully Yours, The Sibert Family"
Kathleen Sibert of Torrance, California

"There are so many things I would like to say about my friend Sean...it's hard to put into words what type of person Sean was. To know him is to love him. I never imagined his death would move me the way it has. Sean, I think of you every day and I only wish I could have one last conversation with you to tell you how much you meant to me. To Sean's family...my heart goes out to you all."
Samantha Marcus of Los Angeles, California

"Semper Fidelis Sir!"
LCPL N.R. Brock of 1st Marine Division

"Sean Lee Brock – The Eulogy of a Best Friend

Thank you for allowing me to stand before you to eulogize Sean, a man I truly admired. I came to know him at Santa Barbara where we met during the first day of class. Immediately we developed our original master plan.

(The original master world domination master plan)

As time went on this plan matured and was refined to something new.

(Story about the new master plan established in Cabo)

In this time I’ve seen many sides to Sean and have had the privilege to witness Sean mature, from a young adolescent who “couldn’t stand the site of tomatoes” to become a revered officer who commanded respect, a man who believed in honor and integrity as the foundation for being. He approached every aspect of life with these two traits, whether it was the military or his private life with family and friends. He felt it his duty to serve and protect his country and the people around him. Never in a million years did I suspect we'd be called into action to bid him farewell, and as we gather in sorrow to mourn Sean’s death, I feel it's important that we also take time to celebrate his life.

1. His fierce loyalty to his friends and family

2. His quirkiness and that crazy look he would get on his face when he had an idea.

3. Work hard and play harder – at Santa Barbara this was the one phrase that applied the most.

4. His willingness to experience new things and Carpe Diem (seize the day).

On a whim I remember Sean:
Walking the beach from SB to LA after graduation (Conan & Sean)

Raiding rival frat houses (Sean & Theta Chi)
Bringing lobsters & scallops home for dinner, after scuba diving for them off the beach in IV

5. New Years in Las Vegas (1996 through 2000)
The Gelato Story (Bobby, Jared, Sean)

For as long as people have been walking the earth, we have dealt with the devastation of war. Growing up we learned about the wars throughout civilization, and when I learned about the Civil War, or the Spanish American War, or WWI or WWII, or even Viet Nam, they were all just words on a page. I never suspected that I, too, would become a victim of sorrow because of war. So many hearts have been broken, so many lives have been changed, and while the sorrow of war burdens our heart, I believe, in my heart of hearts that Sean redefined what it means to be an officer. Because of his virtue, friendship and compassion, we are now gathered to mourn his passing.
Sean has been involved in the military for almost 10 years. I imagine he enjoyed the camaraderie that comes with being a member of the armed forces, and I know that we, as Americans, have been lucky to have him guarding our shores for us.
Things will be different now that Sean is gone. I know that his family has paid the ultimate sacrifice and in these times of sorrow, and in all the days ahead, please remember that we, your community members, your friends and your neighbors, are all here for you anytime you need us. We will keep you in our prayers and our homes and hearts are open to you. Please accept my deepest sympathy, for I too have lost.
I will always admire and respect Sean for following thru with his beliefs and for his military service. While serving in Iraq I am sure he saw more horror than any of us can imagine, and yet; he willingly did his job because he was an honorable man - a soldier. Sean, you have made me a better person for knowing you. In fact you have brought out the best in all you have touched. The world is a better place because of you. You will always be my hero.

If there is any comfort to be taken today, it's to realize that he's keeping guard now in the clouds above. As he keeps watch over us, I'd like to think that even though he's been gone for just a short time, that he has already earned his wings - and they are golden.
Sean, I love you to no end…I will not say good-bye, because that is not what this is. You've touched the hearts and lives of many… Rest well, my brother…until we meet again."
Bobby Khullar of San Jose, CA

"From the moment I met Sean, there was one word that described him: Genuine. You always got what you saw...there was nothing to hide. Brother, you will never be forgotten as long as all of us are here keeping your spirit and memory alive. Thank you Sean for your courage and honor to protect us.

To the Brock Family, when you lost Sean, we all lost a piece of ourselves. But we now have more to live for; to live for Sean."
Tesh Khullar of San Francisco, CA


This eulogy is dedicated to Captain Sean Lee Brock, a best friend, an inspiration to many,

a brother, and a comrade in arms. Truly a colorful man, from the Marine Corps to

almost joining the Peace Corps. I am deeply saddened to find myself at the podium

again- the third time for our circle of friends.

Our brotherhood meant the world to me, it will stay with me for eternity. From your high

school pranks, to you and Rayme getting me in trouble in boot camp due to your

practical jokes, to us giving each other fat lips, shiners and bloody noses from our

backyard sparring sessions, most importantly to our countless conversations about life,

Politics, Relationships, and the future-----we want you to know that even in your absence,

Louie, Ray, and I are still buying the 40 foot cabin cruiser and it will be named after you.

The trips to Mexico, Europe, England, Catalina, and Santa Barbara----YOU were a

dreamer, a radiant beam of romanticism and energy, a ball of fire, in all our lives. In less

than 3 decades you climbed many mountains. I want to set the stage clear here and now:

I would not be Captain Conan Chang without you. I enlisted at 17 and you and Ray

joined shortly after. As LCpls in the infantry you convinced me to compete in

Supersquad with you. 2 years later we went all the way to the top and won, among the

top 40 infantrymen in the Corps. You went to OCS and sparked the fire in me to do the

same. We both became officers, staying together through training, and rooming together

in Carlsbad. You invested aggressively and bought 2 houses. You motivated me to do

the same. I hope you knew how proud I was when you married Heather. I looked

forward to being Uncle Conan. I knew you wanted to speak at my wedding, but now that

cannot be.

After our first time in Iraq, we talked of the risk, what was at stake. During our final trip

to Catalina before you left, I sensed the emotion within you about this, but always the

professional, always the Marine, you went without hesitation, and with honor.

I see the once oppressed Iraqi Shiites risking their lives just to vote, and I have tears

knowing that this right to vote was not free. It cost us a brother, a son, a husband, an


Sean, even though we will not grow old together now and enjoy more trips to Cabo as

well as our retirement on the cabin cruiser sipping umbrella drinks, you will be with me.

Part of my soul died along with you, but a lot of your soul, your memory, your dreams,

live on with all of us. Ray, your twin may not be on earth with you, but know that you

have another brother by your side. We will always be family. Sean, I cherish our

brotherhood, you’ve made me a better man, a better Marine, a better human being for

having known you. I love you, will miss you, and hope to see you again at the Final rally


Men of character who die with honor end up in warrior heaven known to some as

Valhalla, and it is there that we will meet again."
Captain Conan Chang of San Diego CA

"My deepest condolences go out to Sean's family. I'm am honored to have known such a great person. I am extremely proud and thankful of Sean's service to our country. He will never be forgotten."
Ensign Dave Rehnberg of Corpus Christi, Texas


If the measure of a man's life is the impact they have made on others; you will be remembered as a great man of social conscience and citizen of the world. I know that you serve as an exemplar to Conan, Louie, Rayme, me, and everyone who knew you. Having you as my little brother, fellow marine, and friend was both a joy and a blessing. I will always honor you and deeply respect your service and sacrifice. Your memorial was the most powerful and poignant emoitional experience of my life. I will keep that experience close to my heart.

Semper Fi,

Lex McMahon of Los Angeles, CA

"To the Brock family from the Wahl family. We fully understand your lost. An our heart and prays are with Sean and your family. We lost our son back in May of 2004. God Bless!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream NY

"To the family and friends of Captain Sean L. Brock,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Sean Brock. I lost my son on January 26, 2005 in Iraq. Those that have laid down their lives are the true heroes. May God bless you and comfort you during this time."
Helen Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Sean, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Sean Brock, 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 Capt. Sean Brock:
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 Capt. Sean Brock:
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