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Marine Sgt. Sean H. Miles
Died January 24, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
28, of Midlothian, Va.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Jan. 24 by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karmah, Iraq.
Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Iraq
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed in Iraq while conducting combat operations, the military said Wednesday.
Sgt. Sean H. Miles, 28, of Midlothian, Va., was killed in action Tuesday from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karmah, Iraq, 50 miles west of Baghdad, the Defense Department said.
Miles was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force. He was in his first tour in Iraq, his family said.
Miles’ grandmother, Lois Miles of Richmond, said the family was told Miles was killed when he went to the aid of one of his men who was lagging behind the rest of their unit.
“That’s exactly what he would do,” she told the Richmond Times-Dispatch for a story to be published Thursday. “He said he wasn’t going to lose any of his men.”
Sean Miles always wanted to be a Marine and enlisted after graduating from Clover Hill High School in suburban Richmond, where he played football, his grandmother said.
“He was a Marine from the top of his head to the soles of his feet,” she told the newspaper, adding that he was scheduled to return to Camp Lejeune next month.
Miles is survived by his parents, Michael and Deborah Miles of Richmond, his wife, Genevieve, and their son, Tyler, 2, his grandmother said.