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June 21, 2013
Godspeed, Brother. I could always count on you anytime in any situation, anywhere both during our two deployments together in Iraq and back in garrison. I never had to worry when you were there. Your work is done here. Rest in deserved peace.

Doc Rogers
2/5th SFG(A) Battalion Surgeon
Dec 2008-2010
June 21, 2013
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to CWO Sean W. Mullen our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Sean. And to Sean it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the supreme sacrifice he made for his country while deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Sean, you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. You are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Sean's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Maziraz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
June 21, 2013
Our family offers our deepest sympathy to CWO1 Sean Mullen's family & friends. We will forever be grateful to him for his military service and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his Country.
June 20, 2013
Rest in peace soldier. Thank you for your service to our country and for the sacrifices you and your family have made in Freedom's name. My deepest condolances to your family.
June 19, 2013
I hope that peace will come soonest to the family. Know that Mr. Mullen's selfless sacrafice is admired and appreciated.
June 19, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
June 17, 2013
Sean W. Mullen, 39, passed away on June 2, 2013 while conducting combat operations in the Nimroz Province of Afghanistan. He was born on March 13, 1974 in Allentown, PA and moved to Delaware when he was three-years-old. Sean grew up in Dover, Delaware and graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in 1992. As a child Sean enjoyed playing sports and being a Boy Scout. He was known as “the organizer” of neighborhood baseball games for years.
After high school Sean attended Delaware Technical and Community College and served in the Maryland National Guard. Sean went on active duty with the U.S. Army in 1995 as an Infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division. During his career in the Army he became an instructor for the Airborne and Pathfinder courses in Fort Benning, GA. Sean was selected for and completed the Special Forces Qualification Courses in April of 2007 and served as a Senior Medical Sergeant. In November 2012 he was appointed as a Warrant Officer One and rejoined Company Bravo, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY as the Assistant Detachment Commander for Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha 5221 and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. In total Sean deployed six times in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.
Sean was incredibly humble about the many military awards and decorations that he earned throughout his military career. Most notably Sean has received personal commendations from the Commanding General of United States Army Special Forces Command and was awarded the prestigious Bruce E. Price Leadership Award. He earned two Bronze Stars prior to his death and a third, along with the Purple Heart, posthumously. He was an Expert Infantryman and Master Parachutist. He also earned the Combat Infantryman Badge along with many other decorations and awards.
Sean married the love of his life, Nancy Nelson Mullen in 2005 in Scobey, Montana. They were happily married for 7 years and enjoyed life in TN with their ever faithful dog children, Patton and Gwennie. More than once Sean and Nancy have rescued and treated stray dogs at their own expense. Sean had a strong network of Army brothers who have surrounded the family with love and support. Sean enjoyed hunting, collecting antique guns and renovating old Jeeps. As an adult he became an avid reader with a passion for learning how to be the best at everything he did. He was known to his Army comrades as a “walking encyclopedia”, a leader, mentor and teacher. One of his teammates stated it like this; “there are men alive today because of Sean”.
In addition to his loving wife, Sean is survived by his devoted parents William and Miriam Mullen of Dover, Delaware as well as his sister Christina Eilers (George) also of Dover. He was a very special uncle to Leo and Willow Eilers of Dover and Keeley Nelson of Colorado. Sean was chosen to be Leo's Godfather as well as the Godfather of his best friend's child Joseph Deluzio of Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover, DE on June 22, 2013 at 10:30 am. Visitation will be held at the church prior to mass from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Burial is open to the public and will be at Arlington on June 25th at 9:00 am.
Condolences may be left on Sean W. Mullen's online guest book at legacy.com. In addition the family asks that we all remember our soldiers on foreign soil and the sacrifices they and their families are making to better the lives of others.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Sean's memory to The Special Forces Association, Chapter 38, Attn: Treasurer, PO Box 223, Fort Campbell, KY 42223 (sfa38.org).
June 17, 2013
Presiding at Sean and Nancy's wedding in Scobey MT, and getting acquainted with the Mullen family are memories I will always treasure. I am SO sorry to hear of Sean's death. Know that you are all in my thoughts AND prayers! I have offered Mass for Sean and will continue to lift you all in prayer. May God comfort you in your sorrow!
June 17, 2013
I never met Sean. I only learned of him after his death when my husband was asked to help his family however he could. My husband has spoken so fondly of Sean and his time in service and of Seans loving and amazing family. While I never met Sean, I will never be able to forget him or his service, or his family.
June 14, 2013
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to CWO Sean M. Mullen our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Sean. And to Sean it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the supreme sacrifice he made for his country while deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Sean, you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. You are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Sean's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Maziraz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

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