HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

HAROLD EUGENE MULLINS

WALL NAME

HAROLD E MULLINS

PANEL / LINE

8E/4

DATE OF BIRTH

02/26/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/03/1966

HOME OF RECORD

DENVER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Denver City and County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CMS

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HAROLD EUGENE MULLINS
POSTED ON 2.26.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 12.26.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CMSgt Harold Mullins, Thank you for your service as an Aircraft Maintenance Syuperindent. I am glad you were identified in 2003. Welcome Home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Christmas Day, Merry Christmas. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.19.2019
POSTED BY: Jane Lankford

A Hero

I saw a picture of your MIA bracelet and I wanted to see what a hero looks like.
I am taking high school students to the Wall to honor you and your sacrifice by doing an etching of your name. They DO know the price of freedom. I am sorry you had to pay that price.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2014

Final Mission of TSGT Harold E. Mullins

CAPT Theodore E. Kryszak was the pilot of an AC-47 gunship assigned to the 4th Air Commando Squadron at Ubon Airfield, Thailand. The aircraft, dubbed "Puff the Magic Dragon" had evolved from earlier versions of the Douglas C-47. Puff introduced a new principle to air attack in Vietnam. Troubled by difficulties in conducting nighttime defense, Capt. Ronald Terry of the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Division remembered reading about flying missionaries in Latin America who lowered baskets of supplies on a rope from a tightly circling airplane. Throughout the series of pylon turns, the basket remained suspended over a selected point on the ground. Could this principle be applied to fire from automatic weapons? Tests proved it could, and could be extremely successful. Puff's "flare kicker" illuminated the target, then the pilot used a mark on the window to his left as a gun sight and circled slowly as three multi-barrel 7.62mm machine guns fired 18,000 rounds per minute from the door and two windows in the port side of the passenger compartment. The aircraft was called "Puff" after a popular song of the day, and because it resembled a dragon overhead with flames billowing from its guns. Men on the ground welcomed the presence of Puff and the later Spooky version, which was essentially the same as the Puff, because of its ability to concentrate a heavy dose of defensive fire in a surgically determined area. CAPT Kryszak's Puff was assigned a mission which took it over Khammouane Province, Laos on June 3, 1966. His crew that day included 1LT Russell D. Martin, COL Harding E. Smith Jr., TSGT Harold E. Mullins, TSGT Luther L. Rose, and SSGT Ervin Warren. On such a crew, it was common for the officers to be the flight crew, while the sergeants acted as aerial gunners. On this crew, Mullins was the flight engineer. At a point about 10 miles east of Ban Pha Philang near the borders of Savannakhet and Khammouane Provinces, CAPT Kryszak's aircraft was shot down. The Puff was seen to crash by another aircraft in the area. No parachutes were seen and no emergency radio beeper signals were heard, yet at least one of the men onboard the aircraft was known to have survived (COL Harding E. Smith, according to a list compiled by the National League of Families of POW/MIA in Southeast Asia survived this incident). According to the Air Force, subsequent searches for the aircraft revealed the wreckage of the aircraft, but the crew could not be located. All personnel aboard were declared Missing in Action. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 6.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear CMS Harold Eugene Mullins, sir



As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.



May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.



With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



Curt Carter


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