Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Sean R Grilley

San Bernardino, California

October 16, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army Cpl

716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Karbala, Iraq.  The soldiers were attempting to negotiate with armed men who were congregating on a road near a mosque after curfew.   The Iraqis opened fire killing three soldiers and wounding seven others.
AP News

Sean R. Grilley got interested in police work helping rehabilitate buildings in a downtrodden neighborhood of San Bernardino, Calif. Grilley, stationed at Fort Campbell, was one of three soldiers killed Oct. 16 in a clash with gunmen guarding the headquarters of a Shiite cleric in Karbala, Iraq. He is survived by his wife, Lucy.

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