In Memory of SFC Eric D. Miner

  SFC Eric Miner, age 44, of Brooklyn, Connecticut, was killed when two bombs exploded in the Green Zone of Baghdad.

Miner grew up in eastern Connecticut, and graduated from Killingly High School.  He was a cable technician with phone company SNET, now SBC, for 20 years

Eric Miner was a member of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group of the Rhode Island Army National Guard.  He was on leave from his unit while employed by DynCorp as a contractor providing security to State Department officials.  He joined the National Guard in 1991.  He was deployed to both Kosovo and Kuwait after the September 11 terrorist attacks with Special Forces.

Miner was buried in Connecticut with full military honors.  He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and one son.


Memorials to SFC Eric Miner.

News Articles About SFC Miner.

October 15, 2004.  "Father of three remembered as friend, soldier".  The Boston Globe.

October 15, 2004.  "Statement On the Attack in the Green Zone".  U.S. Department of State.

October 21, 2004.  "Lynnwood guard lucky to escape death.  Ex-Marine's comrades die in attack in Iraq".  Herald Net.



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