FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 29, 2009
Contact: Jake Rubin
KAGEN HONORS NICKOLAS MUELLER
(WASHINGTON, DC) Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. honored Nickolas Mueller on the House floor today. Mueller, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army from Little Chute, WI, was killed Monday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Kagen said:
“It is with profound sadness that we commemorate the death of a Wisconsin native son, 26-year-old Sergeant Nicholas Mueller, who was killed in action October 26th during military operations in Afghanistan.
In 2002, a graduate of Little Chute High School, Sergeant Mueller was a member of the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment stationed in Savannah, Georgia and after serving two years in Korea, Sergeant Mueller became a crew chief on elite Chinook helicopter unit known as the night stalkers whose duties included inserting and taking out our troops from dangerous territory. That Sergeant Mueller was several times decorated is not surprising for those who knew him. In high school, he was a member of the Mustangs football team and wrestling team. He was the king of homecoming in 2001. That he was entrusted with the highly technical responsibilities required of a crew chief is not surprising either.
Nick is remembered by his family and friends, for his fearless willingness to accept any challenge.
On behalf of the people of Northeast Wisconsin, we offer our deepest condolences to his mother and father, Sharon and Larry Mueller, and his brother, John.
Sergeant Nick Mueller shall not be forgotten.”
Congressman Kagen will present the Mueller family with a flag flown above the U.S. Capitol in his honor.
You can view the speech at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IksbTNyjC6o