SSgt George K. Mullins

SSgt George K. Mullins

Co. C, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

George was born on April 29, 1925 in Jenkins, Kentucky. He attended basic training at Camp Wheeler, GA where he was assigned to the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR) of the 101st Airborne.

On June 7, 1944, he landed on Utah Beach and participated in the fighting of Saint-Come-du-Mont. The 327th GIR liberated Brevands and participated in the liberation of Carentan. George fought in all campaigns of the 327th GIR. In Operation Market Garden in Holland, he earned a Purple Heart for wounds received on November 9, 1944. He also was with the 101st Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge, and later went into Germany where he crossed the border into Austria to Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ in Bertesgaden, Germany.

George was honorably discharged on December 10, 1945.