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January 22, 2007
Oregon soldier killed by IED in Iraq
 
At the request of the family, the following information is being released.
 
 
On January 20, 2007, Sgt. Sean Patrick Fennerty, of Portland, Ore. was killed in action while conducting combat operations against Anti-Iraqi forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. He was a passenger in a M1124 high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle which was struck by an IED or roadside bomb.
 
 
Sean was born on February 2, 1981, in San Diego at the Naval Hospital as his father was on active duty at that time. He attended Fruchtendler Elementary School and St. Cyril's School in Tucson, AZ and graduated from Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore. in 1999 and Oregon State University in 2004 as a History Major.
 
 
He joined the U.S. Army and became an Airborne Soldier and was stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska with the 25th Infantry Division.
 
 
Sgt. Fennerty loved to ski, fish and spend time with his friends and always wanted to be in the military and serve his country as he felt this was part of honor and service.
 
 
Sean is survived by his mother Mo, father Brian, two sisters, Kelly of Seattle,WA and Colleen of Chicago, IL, and brother Conor of Washington D.C.
 
 
ALL MEDIA INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO KAY FRISTAD AT THE OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT 503-584-3917 or cell 503-931-5179.
 
 
Please do not attempt to contact his family as they need their time to grieve the loss of their son. They will provide information through the Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office.
 
 
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Contact Info:
 
Kay Fristad
Public Affairs
503-584-3917