Sara Knutson Cullen

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Eldersburg, MD

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Captain

Captain Sara Knutson Cullen was a 2007 graduate of West Point. She pursued a career as an aviation officer flying UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. Sara deployed to Pakistan on a humanitarian mission, spending long hours flying supplies to those in remote areas. She was killed on a training mission in March of 2013 aboard her Blackhawk helicopter in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Sara was a fun-loving young woman. She had a hilariously goofy laugh and her smile could light up a room. She loved chocolate, ice cream and never finished a meal without dessert. She loved traveling, was a prolific song writer, and enjoyed writing poetry and fiction.

Sara loved her family, her husband and her nieces. She lived life to the fullest in her short 27 years.

Age: 27

Date of Death: March 11, 2013

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