Silva, Sean Anthony

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: E Trp, 2d Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Fort Polk, Louisiana

MOS: 19D – Cavalry Scout

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon

Deployments: 1 in Iraq

Enlisted: 2003

Date of birth: 8-Apr-1980

Hometown: Citrus Heights, California

High School: Pinole Valley High School

Campaign: Iraq

Died: 9-Oct-2003

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Killed in action – Rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire

Location of fatality: Baghdad, Iraq

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Place of interment: East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento, California

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Notes: Christopher W. Swisher was killed in the same incident