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Age:   31
Hometown: Southfield, MI
Date of Death: 3/4/2005
Incident Location: Ramadi, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Capt.
Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

If you were hurt in Iraq, Sean Grimes' face was the one you wanted to see at the hospital. He enjoyed treating both Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers. "He felt in Iraq that he was making a positive difference, especially since he was providing medical services to Iraqi civilians as well as American soldiers," said Henry Kearney, a family spokesman. Grimes, 31, of Southfield, Mich., died March 4 in Ramadi when a bomb detonated near his patrol. He was assigned to Fort Carson. He earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Michigan State University in 1997. During his 13-year career in the military, Grimes held several medical service positions, including emergency nurse and physician assistant. Grimes loved his job because it allowed him to travel. When he was stationed in Germany, he explored most of Europe, Kearney said. While in Korea, Grimes visited Japan and China. He loved all kinds of music and dancing with friends, Kearney said. He is survived by his parents, Mary and Donald.
Source: Associated Press
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