OBITUARY

Corporal Thomas H Mullins

March 29, 1932March 29, 1951

Thomas H Mullins was born on March 29, 1932 in Harriman, Tennessee and passed away on March 29, 1951.

Services

  • Graveside Service With Military Honors Thursday, March 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Corporal Thomas H Mullins

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Lisa Bailey

April 4, 2018

More than 60 years after his death, Corporal Thomas Hays Mullins proud member of the United States Army, is finally coming home. Tommy, as known by his family, enlisted in the Army as soon as he reached the tender age of 18. The slender, blue eyed young man did not live to celebrate his next birthday.
Tommy was born 29 March, 1932 to Oscar B and Gladys Morgan Mullins in Harriman, Roane county, Tennessee. He attended Harriman High School until his enlistment on 10 April 1950 and entering service at Ft. Knox, Kentucky 15 April 1950. He had one brother, Oscar Lee Mullins born 1931.
Corporal Thomas Hays Mullins was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was taken as a prisoner of war, while fighting the (Chinese) People's Volunteer Army, which were under orders of the Chinese Communist Party near Unsan, North Korea on 2 November 1950 and died while a prisoner in camp 5, Pyokdong on 29 March 1951.
Corporal Mullins was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
His remains have been recovered and identified and his name is permanently inscribed on the Courts of the Missing, court 6, at the Honolulu Memorial.
Corporal Mullins will arrive at Tampa International Airport Friday, 23 March 2018 with the final chapter of his long journey home concluding 1:30 p.m. 29 March 2018 at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard North St. Petersburg, FL 33708

Joe Maglie

March 27, 2018

Welcome home Hero. Your duty was fulfilled and it's time to rest easy. You will not be forgotten.
Joe Maglie
TSgt, USAF (Ret)

Megan Smolenyak

March 23, 2018

Welcome home, Cpl. Thomas Hays Mullins. Thank you for your service to our nation and for making the ultimate sacrifice in the Korean War. Honored to have researched your family. RIP.

FROM THE FAMILY