Sunday, March 14, 2010

Army Sgt. Sean Duran

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Sean Duran, Bedford, TX, died March 14, 2010.

Sean spent the majority of his youth growing up and attending school in Midvale, Utah until the age of 15 when he moved to Bastrop, TX. While attending Bastrop High School, he was actively involved in ROTC. At the age of 17, in the summer between his junior and senior year of high school, he joined the Texas National Guard and went to basic training.

He graduated in 2005 and went on to excel in his military service and was chosen by his leadership to attend Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. He was currently enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Irving, TX to pursue a passion in cooking.

Sgt. Sean Duran was a member of the 36th ID and deployed with Foxtrot Company 949th Infantry Unit in August of 2008. He served our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2008 to August 2009. While in Iraq, Sgt. Duran was a wealth of information and an invaluable support to all who served with him.

While running Combat Logistical Patrols with his platoon he served as communications Sergeant. While on mission, Sgt. Duran earned his nickname 'Preacher' by saying a prayer before the element would return to its home base. Sgt. Duran also played in integral part in training the replacement units and was also selected to train the Iraqi military in use of the ASV tactical vehicle. Sgt. Duran was the recipient of many medals, including the Bronze Star.

Sean is survived by his mother Lisa Duran of Midvale, Utah, his second mother Jane Campos of Bastrop, Texas, his grandmother Mary Duran, his brothers and sister, Aaron, Martin and Veronica. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Lindsey Harrison and his son Tyler Mathew Harrison, both of Granbury, TX. He was a loving son, boyfriend, father, and friend.


David Morris said...

Sean, i didn't know you that long at the unit, but the information and the words of wisdom that you shared, I have carried with me. May you Rest in peace and forever look over your fellow soldiers, HOOAH!

SPC. David F. Morris Jr.

Erin Joelle said...

Sean was a very good friend in high school, and he will always be missed... for 4 years I sat right next to him; taking tests, goofing off in ROTC, and even walking the stage right in front of me... Sean was a joyful light at our school, and we will always miss him.