FORT LEWIS, WA — The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the Dept. of Defense, Staff Sgt. Sean D. Diamond, 41, of Dublin, Calif., died Feb. 15 in As Salam, Iraq, 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, Wash. The company deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March, 2008.
According to unit records, Diamond initially entered military service on Sep. 2, 1987. After a short break in service he rejoined the Army May 24, 2000. Upon completing advanced individual training in his military occupational specialty of 21E: Heavy Construction Equipment Operator at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he was stationed in Germany. He arrived at Fort Lewis, August 2006. Diamond was assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Co., and deployed with the unit to Iraq in March, 2008
His civilian and military education includes a high school diploma, one year of college, and the Military Occupational Specialty 21E (Heavy Construction Equipment Operator) qualification course. His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon , Overseas Service Ribbon (one oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and the Expert Infantry Badge.
On behalf of the entire Fort Lewis military and civilian community, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Diamond.Print This Post