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Virginia Beach - Navy Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kyle J. Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, died May 5, 2017 in East Africa of wounds sustained during combat operations.
He was assigned to an East Coast based Naval Special Warfare unit.
Kyle enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 2002. On December 12, 2002, he entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training in Coronado, CA. After nine months of the most grueling and demanding training in the military, he graduated in September 2003. He served in East coast-based Naval Special Warfare units throughout his career.
Kyle was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards and 10 deployments. His awards include the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) for heroic actions in combat.
Additional awards include Bronze Star Medal with Valor (5); Purple Heart Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal (2); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Crops Achievement Medal (3); Combat Action Ribbon (3); Presidential Unit Citation (3); Good Conduct Medal (4); National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4); Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and numerous other personal and unit decorations.
Kyle was an amazing father, husband, son, brother, and friend, whose passion for life was contagious. His sharp wit and magnetic personality made lasting impressions on everyone he met. Kyle was highly competitive in all aspects of his life. He displayed incredible talent as a dedicated warrior, yet he stayed grounded through his faith, family and teammates. Kyle's captivating presence and colorful storytelling regularly had an entire room in hysterics. He was the cornerstone of his family, friends, and team and will be profoundly missed.
Kyle is survived by his wife, two children, father, mother, brother, and countless other family, friends and teammates.
The Milliken Family would like to extend their gratitude to the community for their support and prayers.
The Kyle Milliken "The Only Easy Day" 5K/10K honors the life and sacrifice of Navy Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kyle J. Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, died May 5, 2017 in East Africa of wounds sustained during combat operations.
This event is a fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation, whose Mission provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. The Navy SEAL Foundation will receive all proceeds collected for this event.
The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will consist of 4 laps run on the Falmouth High School Track. Each child will be given a popsicle stick as they go around the track to count their laps. Parents are encouraged to join in the running!
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Exemplifying Kyle's outgoing personality and athletic drive to Never Quit, awards for the Kyle Milliken "The Only Easy Day" 5K will be given in the following categories:
OVERALL: (not eligible for age group awards)
Female 1st Place 5K, 10K
Male 1st Place 5K, 10K
AGE GROUPS 5K, 10K
Female 15 & Under 1st & 2nd Place
Female 16 to 19 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 20 to 29 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 30 to 39 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 40 to 49 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 50 to 59 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 60 to 69 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 70 to 79 1st Place & 2nd Place
Female 80+ 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 15 & Under 1st & 2nd Place
Male 16 to 19 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 20 to 29 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 30 to 39 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 40 to 49 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 50 to 59 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 60 to 69 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 70 to 79 1st Place & 2nd Place
Male 80+ 1st Place & 2nd Place
FALMOUTH STUDENTS 5K, 10K:
Student 1st & 2nd Place
FALMOUTH RESIDENTS 5K, 10K:
Resident 1st & 2nd Place
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