Flags will fly at half mast this week in honor of a Eureka man who died while serving in the Army in Afghanistan last week.
Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, died Friday, Aug. 22, in Gardez, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat related incident, according to a Department of Defense new release. The Army is investigating the incident. Mulalley had served for eight years and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.
From a press release:
Mulalley deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2007 to December 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2009 to June 2010. His latest deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom began in June.
Mulalley's awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert with Rifle.