WYOMISSING, PA, US
SSG, CO A, 2ND BN, 502ND INF REGIMENT, 2ND BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY
11/22/2010, GHOTAMUDKHA, AFGHANISTAN
Army Staff Sergeant Sean M. Flannery died November 22, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He died in Ghotamudkha, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Cpl. William K. Middleton. , was killed by a roadside bomb while in a vehicle on patrol Monday in. Sean Flannery was a twenty-nine year old resident from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
He was planning to come home for Christmas. He also was planning to marry Chrissy E. Martin of Raleigh, North Carolina. His mother was very excited because she liked his girlfriend.
Sean Flannery graduated from Wyomissing High School in 1999. He graduated from Shippensburg University in 2003 with a major in business. He then enlisted in the Army, following in the footsteps of his father, who died in April 2003. Sean’s father had served in the 82nd Airborne during Vietnam, and Sean had recently transferred to the 101st Airborne Division from the 82d Airborne.
Sean was a quiet and wonderful young man who had so much to offer. He was the oldest of three sons. Sean’s brother Brian is in the 82nd Airborne, and his other brother, Devin, works in the financial industry. Sean’s family continues to receive support from the legal profession in the Berks County area where Sean, his father and family had developed close ties and friendships through soccer and community activity.