May 7, 1942 — Japan
Robert Larkin Mullen was born on April 3, 1918 in Farmland, Indiana and died on September 23, 2000 of heart failure at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee as a complication of a recent stroke. He was 82 years old. Mr. Mullen married Bernice Thelma Day on May 17, 1947, in Muncie, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Mullen had one son, Robert Lee Mullen, born on August 29, 1948. Bernice Mullen died of cancer on July 31, 1972. On June 18, 1977, Mr. Mullen married Ida Gable in Muncie, Indiana.
Mr. Mullen worked as a farmer, a glass worker, an aircraft assembler, and a construction worker. Mr. Mullen worked as a farmer in Indiana. Later he worked in a glass factory. Mr. Mullen volunteered to serve in the Army during World War II. Private Robert L. Mullen, 15,061,737, was captured in the Philippine Islands on May 7, 1942, by the Japanese and spent three years in a prisoner of war camp. He received the Prisoner of War Medal. He received the Purple Heart for wounds he experienced in WWII.
Date of entry into military service: February 3, 1941
Date of separation from military service: March 27, 1946