FALMOUTH (WGME) – A Maine Navy Seal was killed in the line of the duty Friday while on a special operation in Somalia.
Sunday night, friends and family of Kyle Milliken of Falmouth reacted to his sacrifice.
Kyle Milliken was well known here in Falmouth. Many call him a home town hero. And it was his dedication to his country why many have been praising his service and the life he lived.
A memorial honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country sits in the center of Falmouth. This town recognizes each resident who fought for our freedom. Now including Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken.
The 38 year-old Navy Seal was killed in the line of duty Friday in Somalia. And now his hometown is feeling the loss.
Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore sayid in a statement “His greatest sacrifice is a sobering reminder that our daily lives are only possible because of him and the other brave men and women who protect our country. It is certainly a sad day for the many people in Falmouth who knew Kyle so well. I am sure there will be many extra prayers and tears during our Memorial Day celebration in just a few weeks.”
Brother and Sisters in Uniform at Falmouth Police also released a statement about Milliken saying in part “His accomplishments while living speak to his character and motivation to live, love, fight and succeed. Even if it meant dying to do so.”
There’s still no work on when Milliken’s body will return here to the U.S. or if there will be any formal homecoming here in Maine.