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

Sean Brady Berry

Terrell, Texas

October 3, 2005

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army SSG

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor, 56th Brigade Combat Team

Fort Worth, Texas

 Died in Taqaddum, Iraq, on Oct. 3 of non-combat related injuries.

From Stephanie 12/21/05:
I sort of knew him but it doesn't count right oh it does but some people seem to view my being upset over his death as stupid. Sean was a sniper that I wrote to from the anysoldier site. I got pretty close to him, we IMed a lot on here and stuff. He was a really brilliant guy. I miss his silly IMs he was quite the clown BUT he took his job seriously. He died supposedly not actually in battle SOoO who knows what happened.
He was a wonderful person and a blessing of a soldier. Thanks for adding him:) Stephanie

From: Kaufman County Online

Residents honor Sgt. Sean Brady Berry
Oct 11, 2005
The memory of Sgt. Sean Brady Berry, who died in Iraq Oct. 3, was honored Tuesday at funeral services.

Sgt. Berry, 26, was a member of the 36th Infantry National Guard, 56th Brigade Combat Team. He served as a sniper for an Army Scout Team.

He died Monday in Taqaddum, Iraq, of noncombat injuries.

Maj. Gen. Michael Taylor, 36th Infantry Division Commander were scheduled to present the Bronze Star and other service ribbons to the family.

After graduation, Sgt. Berry attended Dallas Baptist University before joining the National Guard. He was called up in the fall and sent to Iraq in January.

The Terrell Tiger football team honored Sgt. Berry at Friday's football game. Terrell Boy Scouts and the Rotary Club placed the flags for the service. Flags in the Terrell area have been flying at half staff in his honor.

He is survived by his parents, John Berry and Jenny Berry; a brother, Blake Berry; and his grandmother, Jrene Wofford, all of Terrell.

Memorials may be sent to the Sgt. Sean Brady Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, 1700 Pacific Ave., Suite 4100, Dallas, Texas 75201.

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Associated Press -- Family members on Wednesday remembered a 26-year-old Army reservist from Terrell as a competitive but good-natured person who enjoyed soccer and cared deeply for his fellow soldiers.

Sgt. Sean B. Berry died Monday from non-combat related injuries in Taqaddum, Iraq, the Pentagon said. An investigation was under way, said his father, John Berry.

John Berry said an e-mail he received Monday, the same day he got word of the death, showed just how much his son cared for others.

"It said he had volunteered to extend his time to next summer cause there was some unit up north that was really taking it hard," John Berry said. "The bottom line is for Brady (Sean's middle name), what he was in there for was for the other guys."

During his most recent visit home in July, John Berry recalled that his son was "really fidgety and nervous because he was worried about what would happen to his guys."

As a child, Berry enjoyed sports, particularly soccer.

His love of the game carried over into his job as a sniper in Iraq, where he had been deployed since January with the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor Regiment, 56th Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Worth, Texas.

While stationed in Iraq, he arranged to have 1,000 soccer balls shipped from Texas to Iraqi children, his father said.

"He really liked kids a lot and he really liked helping," John Berry said.

Sean Berry graduated from Terrell High School in 1998, after which he planned to study sports medicine at Dallas Baptist University.

He decided to enlist less than a year into his studies.

"I was in it for 10 years he told me because I came home in a uniform all the time, he wanted to do that, too," the elder Berry said.

Berry is survived by his father, his mother, Jenny, and a younger brother, Blake. Funeral arrangements were pending.

At least 169 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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