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Chesterfield renames Clover Hill street for fallen Marine Sean Miles

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 09:45:50-04

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.

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 21, 2006)- Marines from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment pass by and hug the family members of Sgt. Sean Miles, their fallen comrade-in-arms, who laid down his life to save that of another Marine. (PHOTO: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Who T. Hellever)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 21, 2006)- Marines from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment pass by and hug the family members of Sgt. Sean Miles, their fallen comrade-in-arms, who laid down his life to save that of another Marine. (PHOTO: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Who T. Hellever)

“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.

Sean Miles and son Tyler (COURTESY: Fallenheroesproject.org)

Sean Miles and son Tyler (COURTESY: Fallenheroesproject.org)

“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.”