Sean Kenneth Webster, 23


Marine Sergeant Sean Kenneth Webster was born November 10, 1984, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Kenneth Webster and Michele McCarthy.

Sergeant Webster graduated from McClean High School before joining the United States Marine Corps in 2003. He served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman.

He received two Purple Hearts while on tour in Iraq, the first after he was wounded in a June 2004 bombing during a raid near the Syrian Border. The second came after an anti-tank mine exploded under his vehicle in Anbar Province in September 2005. Sergeant Webster also received the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commen-dation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Most recently, Sergeant Webster was assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West at Camp Pendleton, California, where he proudly served as the Battalion’s Police Sergeant and Barracks Manager.

Sergeant Webster is survived by his loving family, father, Kenneth Webster of Charlottesville; mother, Michele McCarthy of Palmyra; his sister, Jessica Scopelliti and her husband, an Albemarle County Police Officer, Ray Scopelliti, of Palmyra, and their children, Vincent, Rachel and Ryan.

Sgt Sean Kenneth Webster lost his battle with PTS on June 28, 2008, at Camp Pendleton, California. He was 23 years old.

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