Sean Tharp

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Orlando, FL

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

Private 1st Class Sean D. Tharp was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX. He was killed in Baghdad, Iraq when his element came under enemy small arms fire while conducting dismounted patrol operations.

“Sean was always fascinated with the military and when he enlisted, he was elated. He never turned down a mission and was always first to step-up. He was intelligent, caring, loving, family-oriented, brave, blunt, honest, and humble. He loved his brothers and sisters in arms. He loved his mother. He loved me. His mother and I were (still are) his best friends,” said Melissa Watts.

Sean was an amazing selfless man who always put loved-ones first. He was extremely intelligent and yet, extremely humble. He was a true patriot and defender of his country.

Age: 21

Date of Death: March 28, 2006

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