Fanshawe Mourns Alumnus Sean Greenfield
Sean graduated from Fanshawe's Graphic Design program in 2005.
"This is a very sad time for the Fanshawe family, and for everyone who knew Sean Greenfield," said Fanshawe College President Howard Rundle. "I want to extend our sympathy to all of Sean's loved ones, as well as our appreciation for his courageous sacrifice on our behalf. We owe all of our men and women in the armed forces a deep debt of gratitude."
Sean is remembered by his teachers as a talented graphic designer and as "a friendly kid who was always upbeat, even under pressure. He was always ready to take on new challenges and was the glue that held the class together. Everyone talked to Sean," said one of Sean's teachers. He was also an athlete and musician who was very popular on campus. He joined the military after graduation and eventually became a combat engineer with the goal of joining Canada's elite JTF2 special forces team.
Just 25 years old, Sean was the 108th Canadian military casualty in Afghanistan. Sean was honoured at a repatriation ceremony at CFB Trenton, Ontario, on February 3.