SANTEE, CA, USA U.S. Army SSG, COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 52D AVIATION, FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK TAQQADUM, IRAQ 08/14/2007
Sean Paul Fisher, of Santee, California, was a wonderful kid, a sibling hero to his sister Jennifer, and a good son. He was always protective of his sister and inspired her by his optimism and his drive to surmount any challenge. Sean graduated from Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, where he stood out in his American government class during his senior year, showing leadership and his ability to work with groups of people.
Before enlisting in the Army in 2002, Fisher held various jobs, including stints at a McDonald’s and a local casino. Everywhere he worked, he always gave it his best. His love was mechanics, and joining the Army gave him the opportunity to become skilled in helicopter mechanics. He was fun. He loved life.
On leave just before his death, Sean had purchased a pair of black-and-white shoes, the type of classic footwear that used to be worn by entertainers such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. He called them his dancing shoes, so his mother bought some Mexican music, and they danced and danced, with relatives videotaping the spectacle.
Army Staff Sergeant Sean P. Fisher, 29, was on his second deployment to Iraq when he was among 5 troops killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during a post-maintenance test flight at the Taqaddum air base in central Iraq on August 14, 2007. Sean died of his injuries on September 2, 2007.
He was assigned to the Army Active duty 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service.