Sean Patrick Fennerty
NAME: Sean Patrick Fennerty
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Diego, California
DATE OF BIRTH: August 18, 1983
HOME OF RECORD:
DATES OF SERVICE: 2004 to 20 January 2007
UNIT ASSIGNED: Company A, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)
CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom
AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
Sergeant Sean Patrick Fennerty was born in San Diego, California on July 2, 1981. He was a 1999 graduate of Jesuit High School in Portland Oregon and after graduating from Oregon State University in 2004 he joined the United States Army.
Upon entrance into the United States Army, SGT Fennerty was assigned to Alpha Company, ITB 30th AG Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia where he was awarded the coveted Blue Cord. Upon completing training at ITB and Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia in November 2004, SGT Fennerty was assigned to D Company, Special Troops Unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In September 2005 SGT Fennerty arrived at Fort Richardson, Alaska where he was assigned to Able Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne). In October 2006 he deployed with Able Company, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
SGT Fennerty’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge. Previously, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. He is a graduate of the Warrior Leadership Course, Combatives Level 1, and Basic Airborne School. He holds a Baccalaureate of Arts Degree from Oregon State University in History with a minor in Athletic Administration.
SGT Fennerty is survived by his mother Mo, father Brian, sisters Kelly Fennerty and Colleen, and brother Conor.
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