Governor Orders Flags Flown at Half Staff in Honor of Delawarean Killed in Afghanistan

Army Warrant Officer Sean Mullen from Dover

Dover, DE – Governor Jack Markell today ordered United States and Delaware flags in the state lowered to half-staff in honor of U.S. Army Special Forces Warrant Officer Sean Mullen, who died in Afghanistan Sunday from wounds suffered in action.  Mullen had attended high school and college in Dover, where members of his family still reside. He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Campbell, KY. Markell directed that Flags remain lowered through Friday.

“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. While we grieve for this terrible loss, we also pledge to keep Warrant Officer Mullen’s memory alive, allowing his heroism to continue to inspire us for generations to come.”