CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Ten years after Chesterfield County native Sean Miles gave his life for his country, his community gave tribute to him.
Miles lost his life 10 years ago during the Iraq War. On Wednesday, his family unveiled the new ‘Sean Miles Run,’ a road dedicated to the Clover Hill alum who died while saving another soldier.
“There’s a selfish part of me that wishes he hadn’t done thtat because then he would be here today,” Sean’s brother, Christopher Miles, said. “But that was my brother’s way; always looking out for the other guy. I know he saved that marine because he knew it’s what he needed to do.”
“We honor Sean today because he was a hero,” said Wayne Mehrer, a former teacher at Clover Hill High School. “A true hero.” — Wayne Mehrer, former Clover Hill teacher
The newly-named road leads right to the Clover Hill football field. Sean played the sport passionately.
“He was one of us, a fellow Chesterfield County student and athlete who showed the same determination on the football field that he later showed in battle,” Clover Hill District Supervisor Christopher Winslow said.
C. Miles added, “It’s the perfect location to represent him and his passion; the school, his friends and teachers here helped craft the man and marine he became. Sean believed in Clover Hill with all his heart.”