Mountain Park man receives Silver Star 40 years after saving companions in Vietnam War
Maj. John Mullins held off a dozen enemy soldiers and saved two companions after their helicopter crashed in Laos during the Vietnam War. He received a Silver Star for his actions last week.
Behind enemy lines and on a secret mission in Laos, Army Maj. John Mullins draped himself over his wounded comrade as machine gun fire ripped through their disabled helicopter.
The man would later credit Mullins, of Mountain Park, for protecting him that day in 1969.
Nonsense, Mullins said. Standing up would have been suicide.
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