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

Sean D Tharp

Orlando, Florida

March 28, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Army Pfc

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq on March 28, when his element came under enemy small arms fire while conducting dismounted patrol operations.

PFC Sean D. Tharp was born on 21 August 1984 in Orlando, Florida.

PFC Tharp entered the United States Army as an Infantryman on 17 May 2005. He graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.. Upon graduation from AIT, PFC Tharp was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

PFC Tharpís awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, The Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

PFC Tharp is survived by his mother, Teresa Tharp of Orlando, Florida and his father, Kurt Mickle of Sacramento, California.

Sean was a bright young man, so energetic, and missed very much by his comrades. The photo attached of his name scrawled into concrete was taken after we filled in some holes on a long stretch of Iraqi road that was pock-marked with the damage left by a detonated explosive device. We fill in the holes with concrete to keep the enemy from re-using the holes for more explosives against us. While the concrete was drying, his buddies scratched the message into the concrete forever leaving his name on the Iraqi countryside. He is greatly missed.

Richard A. Beal 
CSM, USA 

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