Flags half staff for fallen Delaware soldier

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has ordered all flags lowered to half staff through Friday, in honor of U.S. Army Special Forces Warrant Officer Sean Mullen, who was killed in Afghanistan this week.

“Warrant Officer Mullen epitomizes the patriotism, selflessness and courage displayed by Delawareans throughout history who have sacrificed to protect the freedoms that we so often take for granted,” said Markell. “Our hearts break for his family and, on behalf of our state, we offer them our deepest gratitude and sympathy.”

According to the Army, Mullen, 39, was killed Sunday in Ghur Ghuri by an improvised explosive device. The highly decorated veteran was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. This was Mullen’s sixth deployment.

Mullen has family in Dover, where he went to high school and college. He is survived by his wife and parents.

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