Jasper Elijah Mullins Jr.
Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Jasper E. Mullins Jr. was born
in Alabama on September 15, 1923. He was drafted into the Army
on January 4, 1944 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. His home of residence was listed as Equality,
Coosa County, Alabama and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed three years of High School and was married.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private First Class Mullins was
killed in action in Germany during the battle for the city of
on February 8, 1945.
He was awarded the Silver Star
Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 35
dated 26 April 1945.
Jasper E. Mullins Jr. was
originally buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium in Block B Row 10 Grave 237 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in Henri-Chapelle, most likely in 1948 when the temporary
cemeteries were shut down.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot F Row 15 Grave 4
Grave marker for Jasper E. Mullins Jr.
Photo by Dominique Potier from the Find A Grave website
The Mullins family suffered
another loss during the war. Ennis E. Mullins,
the older brother of Jasper, was listed as Missing In Action in France on August 15, 1944.
Ennis was a Technician Fifth Grade serving with the 977th Field Artillery Battalion.
Ennis' body was never recoverd. His name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing
at the Rhone American Cemetery at Draguignan, France.
The memorial monument
for the Mullins brothers.
Ennis' name is on the left, Jasper's name is on the right.
At Harmony Cemetery
Photo by Mike Waites from the Find A Grave website
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