Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PFC Rolla Samuel Mullins

courtesy of  John & Peggy Scott
PFC Rolla Samuel Mullins was born 22 Dec 1916 in Webb City, Missouri. He was the 5th of 9 children born to Henry and Bertha Mable (Boyd) Mullins. His father worked in the lead mine and then bought his own farm and the family farmed while he continued to work as a machinist for the mine company. In 1936 his mother died of Uremia and his father died in November 1942 of prostate disease.

Rolla was drafted in January 1942. After some initial training he served with other unit(s) before being transferred from the replacment depot to K Company 116th Infantry on 27 Jul 1944. PVT Mullins was promoted to PFC on 18 Aug 1944. PFC Mullins was killed in action on 30 Aug 1944.

PFC Mullins was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy, Missouri.

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