Sean Van Der Wal

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: New Castle, PA

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Sean Van Der Wal joined the Army after graduating from California University in 2014. He was initially stationed in Seoul, Korea for a year, then assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 89th Brigade, Ft. Hood, TX, where he served as an enlisted MP soldier.

Sean had a passion for sports and animals. He was known for his great sense of humor and contagious smile. Valuing comradery and loyalty, Sean was a true friend to many. He would give the shirt off his back to help his friends, family, and anyone in need.

Van Der Wal’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal. He had been recently accepted to the Special Reactions Team Corps for military police.

Age: 25

Date of Death: March 06, 2016

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