Pvt John Augustine Mullen

Pvt John Augustine Mullen

Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Nov 1944 (aged 19)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section B Row 15 Grave 44
Memorial ID 56374419 · View Source
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John served as a Private, Company E, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Blair County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 2, 1943 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

John was "Killed In Action" near Mutzig, France during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 33766179

His next of kin was noted as Mrs. Edith L. Mullen who resided in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

(Bio by: Russ Pickett)


Distinguished Service Cross

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Private John A. Mullen (ASN: 33766179), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 October 1944. Private Mullen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 45th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 310 (1945)

Action Date: 6-Oct-44

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company E

Regiment: 179th Infantry Regiment

Division: 45th Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.




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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56374419
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Augustine Mullen (28 Aug 1925–28 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56374419, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .