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Civilian Contractor Sean Ferguson, Triple Canopy, dies in Iraq

VISALIA, Calif. (KMPH) –

A Visalia family is mourning the loss of their son in Iraq.

29-year-old Sean Ferguson received two Purple Hearts while serving our country. He joined the U.S. Army in August 2001 and retired eight years later as a Staff Sergeant after he was hurt in combat.

He returned to Baghdad to work for Triple Canopy, a private contractor that provides security and mission support services to government agencies and other organizations.

In 2005, he got a visit from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at a combat surgical hospital in northern Iraq after he was hit by a sniper the day before.

Sean was born in San Diego on July 7, 1982. He was a 2001 graduate of Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia.

The Ferguson family was notified by the U.S. Consul of Sean’s death. According to a statement obtained by KMPH News, Sean died of natural causes.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at the corner of Caldwell Ave. and Chinowth St. in Visalia on Saturday, November 19, at 10 a.m.

November 14, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Private Security Contractor, Triple Canopy | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. RIP, Sean. Prayers to your family.

    Comment by Eleanor | November 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. RIP brother. Thanks for keeping me safe while I was there.

    Comment by Chewy | November 14, 2011 | Reply


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