John H. McMullen

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John H. McMullen was born March 5, 1923 according to his tombstone, but on the application for a headstone, it was changed in ink to 1922 so the year could be either one.  In the 1930 U.S. Census, his birth year is listed as 1922.  John McMullen enlisted for the duration of the war at Camp Shelby as a private on July 24, 1943 and noted his home being Tunica County.  His civil occupation was classified under semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor and had attended grammar school.  He listed his marital status as married.  His military unit was constituted April 24, 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 2796 Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon and it was activated at Hampton Roads, Virginia.  They received campaign participation credits in World War II for Rhineland and Ardennes-Alsace.  He was given an honorable discharge on March 13, 1946.  Apparently he didn’t return home because his place of death was Pittsburgh, Allegheny Pennsylvania on November 9, 1949.  On October 17, 1951, his father Henry McMullen applied for a flat marble marker from the U.S. government for his son.  He listed his home as being Route 1, Box 6, Maud, MS.  The nearest freight station was Clayton, MS.  His application was verified on October 30, 1951 and it was ordered on. December 4.  He is buried in Dowd Cemetery on Maud Road in Tunica County. John McMullen lies next to his brother in law, Essie B.  Easley.

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