Pfc. William P. Mullis Jr. son of Mrs.
W.P. Mullis and the late Mr. Mullis of Waxhaw, was born May 24, 1924 in Waxhaw.
He received his education at Waxhaw High School, graduating with the class of
1941. He enterd the army August 21, 1943, taking his seventeen weeks basic training
at Fort McClellan, Alabama with Co. D. 31st. Bn. After completeing this training
hw was sent overseas, serving with Co. K. 179th. Infantry at Anzio, Italy. He
was killed at this point on May 29, 1944, having just reached his nineteenth birthday.
He was buried temporarily in Nettuna, Italy. The body was returned in August 1948
to the to the Waxhaw City Cemetery, where it now rests.