Saturday, August 27, 2016

SGT Daniel J. Mulligan

courtesy of Time Traveler
SGT Daniel J. Mulligan was born 20 May 1924 in Mount Pleasant (now Valhalla), New York. He was the first-born and only son of the 2 children born to Daniel Michael and Helen L. (Collins) Mulligan. His father worked as a pressman in the printing industry. In 1940, the family lived at 9 Shelly Avenue, Mount Pleasant in a home that was valued at $4400. The elder Daniel reported a 1939 income of $2200.

Daniel was drafted in January 1943. After his basic training he was sent to other unknown units and promoted to SGT before being transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 11 Aug 1944. SGT Mulligan was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944. SGT Mulligan was awarded the Silver Star but we do not know the particulars of that award.

SGT Mulligan was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in All Souls Cemetery in Pleasantville, New York where he rests forever near family.

His maternal uncle, John Joseph Collins, served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. His sister, Rita Joan Mulligan married a West Point graduate, Kenneth James Knowles, who retired from the U.S. Army as a LTC.

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