Mother of New Jersey SEAL Who Died in Training Calls for Military Commanders to Be Imprisoned

The mother of Kyle Mullen, the 24-year-old Navy SEAL from New Jersey who died during training on February 4th, wants her son’s military commanders charged and thrown in prison over her son’s death.

Kyle died after completing the first phase of training in the Navy SEAL’s grueling “Hell Week.” The cause of his death remained shrouded in mystery for a while, with Rep. Andy Kim of the 3rd District sending a letter in April demanding answers. Just last week, the military sent an autopsy report to the mother explaining his death.

“[Kyle] had completed Hell Week and was being looked after by non-medical personnel to help him tend to his basic needs,” the military’s report says. “He was in a wheelchair most of the time, unable to stand and walk on his own. He had reportedly been coughing/spitting up red-tinged fluid which had nearly filled a 36 oz. sports drink bottle.”

Kyle died from “acute pneumonia due to Streptococcus pyogenes,” the autopsy report states. Streptococcus pyogenes is a bacterial pathogen that can potentially cause life-threatening symptoms.

“I want them all in jail… never able to work in the Navy. They should be in jail,” Kyle’s mother, Regina, says of his instructors commanders. “This is like murder to me and no one seems to care, but I care and I’m not going to stop. My whole community cares.”

Kyle’s family is now waiting for the results of an investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service into the circumstances surrounding his death.

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