CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Marine Sgt. Sean Miles lost his life saving a fellow Marine during a 2006 attack in Iraq. Ten years later, Chesterfield County has honored the Clover Hill High School graduate by renaming a street near his school after him.
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors voted to rename Kelly Green Trail to Sean Miles Run.
Miles was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star in a 2006 ceremony.
“He acted without a second thought and deliberately positioned himself in between the enemy fire and his Marine, shielding and shoving the Marine to safety,” a fellow Marine said following Miles’ death. “After saving the Marine’s life, Sgt. Miles received a fatal wound from enemy fire.”
Sean Miles was 28 years old. He left behind a wife and two-year-old son.
“He was the only man I have ever met who I wanted to be like,” Cpl. Jason Gillilan, who served with Miles, said. “He never quit anything in life and most of all he loved his son and wife. He gave up everything … his family and his squad.”