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Denver Lee Mullins

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Denver Lee Mullins
1899-1918

“He was called upon to pay the Supreme Sacrifice.”

Denver Lee Mullins was born on February 10, 1899, at Blair, West Virginia, the eldest child of Scott and Meriba Osborne Mullins.

Denver enlisted in the United States Army on May 9, 1917, and was assigned to Company I, 26th Infantry, First Division. He was among the first to sail for France when war was declared against Germany. Denver was wounded on July 18th but soon recovered and returned to duty. He was again wounded in the battle of Argonne on November 7th and, according to a Red Cross report, was taken to Field Hospital #166, his condition too serious to permit surgery. He died the next day and was first interred in the churchyard cemetery in a village of Chinery, France. Denver Lee Mullins
Denver Lee Mullins in France

Mullins certificate
Citation for Denver Lee Mullins
In 1921, his body was returned to the United States and on March 19 was reburied in Opperman Cemetery at Blair, West Virginia. Grave marker
Denver Lee Mullins tombstone

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