Sgt Sean Richard Grilley
Birth: July 5, 1979 – San Bernardino, California
Died: October 16, 2003 – Karbala, Iraq
Sgt Grilley was assigned to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He and other soldiers were attempting to negotiate with armed men who were congregating after curfew on a road near a mosque. The Iraqis opened fire killing three soldiers and wounding seven others. Sean grew up in southern Orange County and attended Mission Viejo High School where he met his wife, Luciana. Sean joined the Army in 2001 and served in the Joint Security Area at Camp Bonifas, Korea, before reporting to Fort Campbell and the 194th MP Co. He was a team leader in 2nd Platoon and although a graduate of the Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, he chose to stay with his unit to deploy to Iraq.
Burial: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California – Section 47, Site 482