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Mullin, Sgt. Merrill M.


Sgt. Merrill Melvin Mullin 
Born: 31 August 1919 – Racine, Wisconsin 
Parents: Delbert W. & Eda M. Zierke-Mullin 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers 
– 109 Orchard Street, Hillside, Illinois 
– the first resident of Hillside drafted 
– Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School – Hillside, Illinois 
– Proviso Township High School 
– left for trade school – dropped out 
Employment: Glen Oak Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Delbert W. Mullin – father
– U.S. Army 
– 24 March 1941 – Chicago, Illinois 
Serial Number: 36012196 
– Military Police 
– Company K, 424 Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division 
– platoon sergeant 
– Battle of the Bulge 
– captured and held as a prisoner for 2½ hours – escaped 
Killed in Action: 
– 27 January 1945 – near Mendell, Belgium 
– his company was attacking a village 
– drove the Germans out of the village 
– German artillery shelled the village 
– Mullin was hit by shrapnel 
– Approximate time of death: 11:00 AM 
– memorial service was held at Proviso Evangelical Lutheran Church – 26 August 1945 
– Henri Chapelle Cemetery #1 
– 19 November 1947 – Glen Oak Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 
Note: Family later resided in Roselle, Illinois 


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