A U.S. Army soldier who was born in Allentown has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, a special forces soldier, died Sunday in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, of wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, officials said.
Mullen, 39, who resided in Dover, Del., was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Campbell, Kent.
He is survived by his widow, Nancy, his parents and an older sister.
Mullen attended Caesar Rodney High School and Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover 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 last year.