Sean Patrick Sullivan

  • "Hello, We would like to express our deepest condolences and..."
    - Charlie Gili
  • "Amy, I didn't even know this had happened. I am so sorry..."
    - Shawna and Tim Bray
  • "Amy, My heart breaks for you everyday. I love you so! Sully..."
    - Molly Nettles
  • "To the Sullivan family - My son, Ben Cogar, age 10,..."
    - Gwen Cogar
  • "Sean, Thank you for the pleasure of having met you and..."
    - Bob Rodriguez
Obituary

Sullivan, Sean Patrick Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, age 40 gave his life for his country on July 19, 2012 when his helicopter crashed in Oman during a heavy lift operation. Sean was our hero. His love for his country was surpassed only by his love for his family. He was known as Sully to his friends and was as Irish as the Blarney Stone. He was a gentle bear whose hugs were legendary and frequent. Sean possessed a quiet strength and was kind and generous with a wicked sense of humor. Born in Agana, Guam, Sean was a 1990 graduate of Lindbergh High School. A fourth generation sailor, he entered the United States Navy in 1991 and attended recruit training in RTC Great Lakes, IL. His military education included AMH A School, Aircrew Candidate School, S.E.R.E. School, and various helicopter FRAMP schools. He has served at NAF Atsugi, Japan and helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily. Chief Sullivan also served ashore at Helicopter Training Squadron 8 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, FL, Naval Recruiting District, St Louis, MO. Sean has served two tours in Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, once in Corpus Christi and, most recently in Norfolk, VA. Sean's personal awards include the Air Medal (Strike Flight) (3 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 Awards), Army Achievement Medal, Pistol Expert, Rifle Expert, and numerous campaign and unit awards. His squadron won the Aviation Battle Efficiency Award for it's performance in 2011. Sean was named NHA Region FOUR Air Crewman of the Year in 2006. Sean served in Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sean leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate, Amy, and a large family and countless friends that adored him. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, August 1, 10:30 am to Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church for 11:00 AM Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarrior project.com) or Crestwood Veterans Memorial Committee, c/o Connie Melching, Crestwood Police Department, #1 Detjen Drive Crestwood, MO. 63126, appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 3-8 PM

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from July 30 to July 31, 2012
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