For the Family of Eric Seaman
Sergeant Eric Seaman was aboard the the helicopter that lost contact on Tuesday evening in Nepal while delivering humanitarian aid after the earthquake that struck late April.
As a United States Marine, he is the sole provider for his family. Please help out in any way that you can.
USMC Sgt killed in helicopter crash in Nepal is arriving home in Murrieta on June 10th, feel free to join the procession or stand on overpasses with American and or USMC flag's to show your support and thanks!!!
A procession welcoming home an American hero will take place Wednesday June 10. The public is encouraged to come out and show their respect and support as Sgt. Eric Seaman, is brought home by motorcade led by members of the Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Chapter 852.
Seaman, a Murrieta resident was one of six U.S. Marines who died on May 12, when their Camp Pendleton-based UH-1Y helicopter crashed in mountainous terrain after dropping off food in remote villages decimated by recent earthquakes in Nepal
Hundreds of firefighters, police, Border Patrol agents and members of the California Highway Patrol will be posting on all bridge overpasses from Lindbergh Field in San Diego to Murrieta.
American Legion Riders Chapter 852 in Temecula will be escorting Seaman’s family to the airport where they will rendezvous with the Patriot Guard Riders. The two groups are trying to get as many people as possible to come out and show their respect for another American hero and fallen veteran.
Seaman is survived by his wife Samantha, his son Roman, and his daughter Ryleigh who reside in Murrieta. He was born in Wildomar and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2009. Seaman trained at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He completed Marine Combat Training and reported to Pensacola, Florida for Crew Chief Indoctrination Training. Upon graduation, Seaman selected UH-1Y Hueys, and reported to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 in Camp Pendleton for Advanced Crew Chief training.
On June 12, 2010, Seaman joined Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 ‘Vengeance’. While with Vengeance, he completed a combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as graduated from the Weapons and Tactics Crew Chief Instructor course.
Seaman received the Air Medal with Strike/Flight bronze numeral ‘5’, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two bronze stars, and the NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal.
The public is being encouraged to spread the word and line the overpasses and the route along Kalmia and Washington. The following is the route through Murrieta. The route and times are subject to change. Many details are still being worked out.
· Leave Lindbergh Field at 6:45 p.m. head east on Harbor Drive and continue south on Harbor Drive
· Turn left on West Grape Street
· Get on I-5 north to I-8
· Take I-8 east to 163 north
· Merge onto I-15 north
· Exit California Oaks/Kalmia
· Turn left on California Oaks road
· Turn left on Washington
· Arrive at funeral home on Washington in downtown Murrieta
The Patriot Guard Riders is a volunteer, non-profit organization, which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen military heroes, first responders and honorably discharged veterans.
Sgt. Eric Seaman Memorial WOD.
I didn't know Eric well but was one of the first to enlist out of Elsinore after 9/11. Dan, Pete & Eric joined shortly after & became brothers of mine through service. I congratulated Eric after he enlisted and shared some advice, it was an honor to do so. We've all seen tragedy through our service but losing a brother that close to home hits hard. Im saddened for Eric's family, comrades & close friends he left an impact on. Eric has a powerful smile & I hope that's exactly how each of you remember him. He will never be forgotten & will forever remain a local Hero. My title as a Marine will forever come with open arms & a lending hand to Eric's family & friends. Stay strong, Semper Fi. Rick Collier Iraq Invasion 2003 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn
this is Troy his brother-in-law I just want to from the bottom of my heart thank everybody for your love and support watching this page amount grow bring me to tears because I know my sister will love it and I know eric is looking down right now smiling saying thank you for taking care of my familyt hank you again so much For the love and support
Dear Samantha, I just wanted to reach out to you somehow and I'm not sure if reaching out to you through here is the most appropriate, but just really wanted to send you my love and support. Kyle Lincoln is my boyfriend an was very close with Eric. He an Eric flew together everyday in Afgahnistan and I used to hear all the time about Eric and their funny stories as well as what a wonderful amazing man he is. Words cannot describe how deeply Kyle and I are crushed to hear such devastating news. I haven't been able to stop thinking of you and your family and what you must be going through. As one woman to another I must admit it's hard for me to be able to go onto another routine day knowing that a wife/ mother's life has been dismantled from losing her other half, So I just wanted to reach out to you somehow to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers that through this healing time I wish you love and support and pray that each day that comes, a little less hurt be lifted from your heart ❤️ we will do anything we can to help Sincerely, Tawny
This is an absolute lovely idea! As the wife (and Vet) of a Retired USAF I know that if the most awful thing happens, Mrs. Seaman and her children will be taken care of for life. She will receive a very large insurance benefit, retain all military privileges, received social security benefits for her and the family until the kids reach 26 if they remain in school and she will if she remains unmarried. The military will treat them well and your continued support of these wonderful people and all service members and their families will not go unnoticed! Thank you.
Eric you were a wonderful child, teen, and grew into an amazing man. I am thankful for the memories you have left our family. Thank you for serving and protecting our country. You will be greatly missed. Sending my love and thoughts to Sam and your beautiful baby's also Bruce Cheryl and Erics sisters I can't express the sorrow I feel for you all!!!! All my love. ❤️