MIDLOTHIAN, VA, USA U.S. Marines SGT, H&S CO, 2D BN, 2D MAR, (E CO, RCT-8), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC AL KARMAH, IRAQ 01/24/2006
Sean Henry Miles was born in New York, and though he was raised in Virginia, always considered himself a New Yorker.
Sean was the type of Marine that is the backbone of the military. He was the type of man that few men can be, but that most spend their lives trying to become. Self-sacrifice came second nature to Sean, and he spent his life not only knowing right and wrong, but defending and protecting his fellow man, all the way to the very end.
When his unit began to fall under attack, he saw one of his Marines pinned down and panicking. Sean selflessly and instinctively pushed him to safety, but exposed himself to enemy fire in the process.
Sean has made his mark in this world, in so many ways, and his memory and legacy live on in his family, his son, his friends, his fellow Marines, and even those who simply hear about the life that he led.
Sergeant Sean Miles was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for his bravery and courage.