SSgt Sean Derrel Diamond
  • 41 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 17, 1967
  • Date of passing: Feb 15, 2009
Let the memory of SSgt Sean be with us forever

41, of Dublin, Calif.; assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Feb. 15 in Salam, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Fort Lewis sergeant killed in Iraq is identified

The Associated Press

FORT LEWIS, Wash. — A 41-year-old Army sergeant from Fort Lewis has been killed in Iraq, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Staff Sgt. Sean D. Diamond, of Dublin, Calif., died Sunday in As Salam when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis.

A Fort Lewis news release said Diamond entered military service on Sept. 2, 1987. After a short break in service, he rejoined the Army on May 24, 2000. He arrived at Fort Lewis in August 2006 and most recently deployed with his unit to Iraq last March.

He was a heavy construction equipment operator.

Diamond's mother, Sally Wiley, told the Contra Costa, Calif., Times newspaper that Diamond was on his third tour in Iraq and was expected to return home next month for a break.

Wiley said her son volunteered to go to Iraq when the war started although he hated being away from his family, including his wife, Loramay, and their four children, ages five to 13.

 

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