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Richard
06-04-2013, 10:06
RIP, Chief.

Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Rehobeth Beach, Del., died June 2, 2013, in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.

Mullen was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky., as an assistant detachment commander for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), or A-team. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Mullen’s sixth deployment in support of an overseas contingency operation.

Mullen enlisted in the Army in November, 1995, as an Infantryman. Upon completion of basic training and advanced individual training, Mullen was assigned to 3rd Bn., 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). After successful completion of the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to 1st Bn., 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. In March 2001, Mullen was assigned to 1st Bn., 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea. In April 2002, Mullen was assigned to instruct at the Basic Airborne and Pathfinder courses at Fort Benning, Ga.

Mullen volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course and completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in April 2007.

He was assigned to Co. A, 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A) as a medical sergeant and later became the senior medical sergeant for the company. Mullen spent two years on a Special Forces team until his selection as the company operations sergeant. After a successful deployment as the company operations sergeant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mullen was assigned as the senior medic for a Special Forces team in Company A. Mullen deployed again to in support of OIF. Mullen was a member of the first battalion within the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (A) qualified to conduct Unconventional Warfare. Mullen additionally deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Special Operations Command - Central requirements.

Mullen was selected to attend the Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification Course; graduating as a Warrant Officer in November 2012.

Mullen’s military education includes the Special Forces Qualification Course, Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification Course, Advanced Special Operations Technical Course, Special Forces Medical Course, Special Operations Combat Medical Skills Sustainment Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Course, Combatives Level 1, Pathfinder Course, Static-line Jumpmaster Course, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, and the Airborne Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Medal with four knots, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral “2” device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Joint Unit Meritorious Award, the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation Award with one oak leaf cluster, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his wife and parents.

http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2013/June/130603-02.html

PRB
06-04-2013, 10:10
RIP Chief,
Strength and Honor

Dusty
06-04-2013, 10:24
Prayers out to the family

Doc Diego
06-04-2013, 10:53
RIP Brother. Prayers to your family.

booker
06-04-2013, 11:04
Rest in Peace, Chief.

tim180a
06-04-2013, 11:07
RIP Brother...

JJ_BPK
06-04-2013, 12:23
RIP Chief, Vaya con Dios..

gator5
06-04-2013, 13:00
Sean is one of the most outstanding Green Berets that had a direct impact on any success I have had as a Detachment Commander or a Green Beret for that matter. The Regiment has lost a truly great Warrior and he will be sorely missed. RIP Brother, Strength and Honor, De Oppresso Liber.

Eagle5US
06-04-2013, 13:17
WO1 Sean Mullen, former 18D, was killed here when his NTV struck an IED on 2 Jun. His team mates worked furiously for more than 40 minutes prior to DUSTOFF arriving in order to try and save his life. His injuries were too great and it was his time.

For the rest of the world, save for his friends (both here and back in the States) - and of course his family...his sacrifice somehow no longer rates even as below the fold, back page news.
A small blurb in a hometown paper. A mention of "US Soldier killed in Afghanistan" on the ticker under a well manicured anchorperson spewing meaningless minutes about some gay sports icon, Lindsay Lohan lunacy or Justin Bieber fashion trend.

This was a good man by all who knew him. A solid "dirty boots soldier" who did things the right way, the SF way.
If the Nation will no longer recognize it's true heroes then let us recognize, and honor, their memory.

Thank you for your service Sean. Rest well Brother.

Utah Bob
06-04-2013, 13:17
Damn! Rest in honored glory Brother.

Agoge2
06-04-2013, 15:11
Rest in Peace, WO1 Mullen!

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! You will not be forgotten.

My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, teammates, and all here who knew him personally.

Red Flag 1
06-04-2013, 15:19
Rest In God's Peace, WO Mullen.

tonyz
06-04-2013, 15:31
RIP WO Mullen.

Prayers out to family and friends.

"Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.“
- President Abraham Lincoln

jbour13
06-04-2013, 16:14
RIP Sir

JMART5
06-04-2013, 16:27
Rest In Peace Brother. Prayers out to family and friends.

CDRODA396
06-04-2013, 16:49
Rest In Peace Chief and thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

SF_BHT
06-04-2013, 16:53
Rest I. peace Brother!!!!

Joker
06-04-2013, 18:28
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

Gypsy
06-04-2013, 18:45
Rest in Peace WO Mullen. We shall never forget your sacrifice. Prayers out to your family and Brothers.

hotshot
06-04-2013, 18:48
WO1 Mullen and I were students in the SFQC together. RIP Brother!:(

CH

The Reaper
06-04-2013, 20:31
RIP, hermano.

Thanks for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

Prayers out.

TR

Stingray
06-04-2013, 21:52
May you rest in peace. Prayers out to all who love you.
Sincerely,

orion5
06-04-2013, 23:55
This was a good man by all who knew him. A solid "dirty boots soldier" who did things the right way, the SF way.

If the Nation will no longer recognize it's true heroes then let us recognize, and honor, their memory.

Thank you for your service Sean. Rest well Brother.

Thank you for writing that, Eagle.

Rest in peace, Warrior Mullen, and thank you. I'll do my part to recognize and remember you.

Goggles Pizano
06-05-2013, 01:59
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat Chief. Dominus vobiscum

Abu Jack
06-05-2013, 05:22
Rest In Peace

mark46th
06-05-2013, 09:01
Rest in Peace, Warrior.

Dragbag036
06-05-2013, 16:45
RIP Chief

RB
06-05-2013, 21:47
RIP Chief. Prayers out to family, friends, and Teammates.

Peregrino
06-05-2013, 22:17
Rest in Peace, Chief; your duty is done. Prayers for your team mates and loved ones.

MtnGoat
06-06-2013, 06:55
Rest In Peace Chief and thank you for your service and your sacrifice.R

Blue skies and soft landings.

Pays out to family, friends and teammates

BryanK
06-06-2013, 16:12
I try not too post in this section very often due to the fact that I do not feel my words come together succinctly enough to describe the gratitude I feel is owed to men like him, and you all for what you sacrifice to make this nation the great place that it is. Joe's post summed up the sorrow I feel when men like Chief Mullen give the ultimate sacrifice to defend a nation that could care less anymore. It's the family, friends, and teammates that feel this the most, and my condolences are out for all of you. Rest well now Sir, and know my thoughts and prayers are with you and those whom you loved. Thank you.

lovemycountry
06-06-2013, 18:50
Prayers out to the family....RIP Chief

LMC

scooter
06-07-2013, 04:41
When Sean showed up to the Company I had been around for several years, and tried to help get him integrated into the unit. I quickly realized that Sean didn't need any help and that he had far more to teach me than I had to teach him. Sean and I for years talked regularly about all kinds of professisonal issues. I can't remember a single time that I knew more than he did on a given topic. Be it tactics, airborne operations, leadership, or other more specific SOF skills, Sean knew more than I did.

Sean talked to subordinates and superiors alike with the same candor and professionalism. Once I became a Team Sergeant I would regularly ask for Seans advice when I had a problem. When I had to help run a unit Jumpmaster course, I went through almost two months of getting ready along with all of the other instructors so that we had our shit together and were fully prepared to instruct others in JM tasks. When I ran into Sean and talked to him about something course related, he (off the cuff) knew more about it than me.

I immensely respect Sean as both a Soldier and a man. He is one of the better men I have known in both life and the Regiment. I am deeply saddened by his death and will miss his friendship. God speed buddy.

Rogue
06-07-2013, 11:55
Rest in Peace

TrapperFrank
06-07-2013, 16:38
He sounds like the consummate Special Forces soldier. That being said, RIP and may God shine his light down upon you and your family.

Stobey
06-07-2013, 18:46
WO1 Sean Mullen, former 18D, was killed here when his NTV struck an IED on 2 Jun. His team mates worked furiously for more than 40 minutes prior to DUSTOFF arriving in order to try and save his life. His injuries were too great and it was his time.

For the rest of the world, save for his friends (both here and back in the States) - and of course his family...his sacrifice somehow no longer rates even as below the fold, back page news.
A small blurb in a hometown paper. A mention of "US Soldier killed in Afghanistan" on the ticker under a well manicured anchorperson spewing meaningless minutes about some gay sports icon, Lindsay Lohan lunacy or Justin Bieber fashion trend.

This was a good man by all who knew him. A solid "dirty boots soldier" who did things the right way, the SF way.
If the Nation will no longer recognize it's true heroes then let us recognize, and honor, their memory.

Thank you for your service Sean. Rest well Brother.



Thank you for your service, your dedication and your sacrifice Warrant Officer Mullen. May God rest your soul and comfort your teammates, friends and family.
To God's mansions goes a true warrior.

Thank you also, Eagle5US, for your tribute. You are so right!

Dog Pound Zulu
07-21-2013, 23:18
http://www.wboc.com/story/22668375/fallen-del-soldier-39-laid-to-rest-in-dover

Mullen died Sunday, June 2, n Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, officials said. He was assigned to the 2nd Batallion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Mullen attended Caesar Rodney High School and Delaware Technical and Community College before joining the Maryland National Guard in 1993. He enlisted in the Army in 1995 and trained as a special forces medic before completing warrant officer school late last year. Mullen's classmates in warrant officer training selected him to receive a leadership award, his mother Miriam said.

Besides his parents, Mullen is survived by his widow, Nancy, whom he married in 2005. He also is survived by an older sister, Christina, and a niece and nephew.

JHD
07-22-2013, 04:48
RIP. Thank you for your service. Prayers for his family, friends, and teammates.

Mills
07-24-2013, 15:42
Rest easy brother.

You will be missed.