Regina Mullen believes that the notorious training played a role in her 24-year-old son's death.
A devastated mother is slamming the strenuous training process of the U.S. Navy SEAL after her son passed away during "Hell Week." Regina Mullen believes that the notorious training played a role in her 24-year-old son's death.
Kyle Mullen, a former college football player died in February after being hospitalized at the Sharp Coronado Hospital in San Diego following the completion of the training session. During an interview with CBS News, Regina revealed that Kyle had suffered heat stroke during the intense selection process in Southern California that month. His core temperature was 104.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
Comparing the training to a "sick hazing," the New Jersey mom said, "It's not training. I believe you need SEALs, but not this type of torture." Per reports, Regina had spoken with her son just hours before his demise. During the phone call, she became concerned about his health. "He could barely breathe and I was yelling at him, 'Are you in a hospital?'" she recalled. Kyle responded by saying, "No Ma, don't worry," and "I love you."
The worried mother sent him a text which read, "I need to know your condition. You did not sound good." Within hours of this, Kyle tragically died. According to the Asbury Park Press, an autopsy revealed that Kylie died of pneumonia. He did not receive any life-saving treatment until it was too late.
He passed away at a local hospital because of "acute pneumonia due to Streptococcus pyogenes," a bacteria that the report says "is capable of causing multiorgan failure and cardiovascular collapse via toxic shock." Although the Navy did not link any drug use to his death, performance-enhancing drugs were found in Kyle's car.
Regina shared that she spoke to Kyle about the performance-enhancing drugs before Hell Weel began. "He said it would help him, help them, recover faster and get them through. It was the only way possible to get through," recalled the mother.
It's been six months since Kylie passed away and his mother remains vocal about the SEAL training and continues to criticize it. They killed him," she told the Times. "They say it's training, but it's torture. And then they didn't even give them the proper medical care. They treat these guys worse than they are allowed to treat prisoners of war," she noted.
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