Max H. Mullen passed away January 15, 2013. He was born to Howard Mullen and Grace Parker Mullen in Burr Oak, KS on April 2, 1930.
He attended Lebanon High School and Kansas State University. There he joined the ROTC and threshed wheat during summers from Oklahoma to Canada. Strong-willed, energetic and independent, he loved his 31 years in the military. Highlights include flying through the sound barrier; armaments advisor to South Korean Air Force at Suwon, South Korea; base operations at Spangdahlem Germany Air Force Base; flying special operations in the CH-3 helicopter at Nha Trang Air Base, South Vietnam and then at the Royal Thai Air Base, Udorn, Thailand where his crew received two Air Medals for missions on the same day and where one CH-3 he flew, named the "Black Mariah," is now on display at the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson AFB; and flying the UH-1 helicopter in the Army Reserves including several special assignments in South America.
A celebration service will be held at White Bluff Chapel in Whitney, Texas, January 21, 2013.
Interment will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.