Navy Badge
  • Name: George Ellis Mullins
  • Location of Birth: Champaign, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: June 11, 1925
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  • Parents: Edgar R. Mullins, Sr. & Bess (Redhed) Mullins
  • High School and Class: 1943 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: May 21, 1943
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: George Ellis Mullins
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: June 11, 1925
    Birth Place: Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 11, 1943
    Employer: None
    Weight: 153
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Bess R. Mullins

    Newspaper article: 1944 – “George Mullins, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mullins of Coleraine, has been pledged to Sigma Chi fraternity
    at DePauw University at Greencastle, Ind. He is a sophomore at DePauw and an apprentice seaman in the V-12 unit.”

    Newspaper article: 1944 – “Geo. Mullins, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mullins, is at home on a short leave, having finished his schooling at DePauw University at Greencastle, Ind. He will report for further training in the V-12 program at Asbury Park, N.J.”

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - December 1944 – “A belated thank you comes from George Mullins to the Service Club thru a letter to Mrs. J. Y. Selmser; appreciation of the Christmas box, and then, at the end of the letter this: “That $1.00 in the birthday card looked all right to me! Thanks again!” George says there is a mistaken impression as to the V-12 program, that they don’t have “lots of time,” as people think; but rather, time enough to have fun but no time to waste.”

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - March 1945 – “George Mullins, who won the 220-yard free style swim for Greenway high school in the state meet when he was a Greenway senior, and who is now in Midshipman’s School in New York is swimming with the top water bugs this winter. By the time this story goes to press he will be on the same team with Alan Ford, who made a new world record for Yale, just before he graduated in February. Ford, who holds national championships in several swim events, is now in the U.S. Navy, attending the same Midshipman’s School where Mullins has been in training since December. Ford was written up in Life Magazine of March 5. Midshipman team of which Geo. Mullins is a member, swam against Columbia University team and lost out by only one point, 38-37, Mullins scoring two second places, in the 220 and 440 yard events. Midshipman entered three teams in the Senior Metropolitan Relay Championship at New York Athletic Club and Mullins was fifth in the 440-yard event. His team trimmed the New York Athletic Club team 39-26, and Mullins took second in the 220-yard and third in the 440-yard. The Midshipman’s team has been entered in the National A.A.U. in New York early in April. Midshipman Mullins is the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mullins of Coleraine and enlisted in the Navy in the summer of 1943.”

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - May 1945 – “Midshipman George Mullins, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mullins of Coleraine was commissioned an ensign of the United States Naval Reserve at a ceremony held last weekend in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City. George has been attending midshipman’s school at Columbia University. Mr. and Mrs. Mullins attended George’s graduation, and visited friends and relatives in Oak Park, Champaign and Waukegan, Ill. on their way. George returned to Coleraine with them for a short leave, and will report to Miami, Florida on May 15 for advanced line training.”

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - November 1945 – “Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mullins received a letter from their son George this week telling them of his meeting his brother Raymond at Pearl Harbor. George was on a return trip from Tokyo, and knowing that Raymond’s ship was in the harbor he looked him up immediately upon landing. From all reports, it was a grand reunion of the two brothers, both in the Navy.”

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    World War II

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