Lester Cantrell “Jabo”Mullins was born in Catoosa, Georgia to William Lester Mullins and Mary Myrtle Morgan.

Lester Mullins served on the USS Hull. On December 18, 1944, typhoon COBRA caught the USS Hull, USS Monaghan and USS Spence. The three destroyers capsized and sank with 790 dead or missing, 26 other vessels seriously damaged and 146 aircraft destroyed.

Missing since 18 December 1944 in the Pacific Ocean. Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, the Philippines.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 10 January 1945
Radioman 2C Lester Cantrell Mullins, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mullins of Harrison, was listed as missing in the Pacific theater on a undisclosed date. He is a former employe of the Tennessee Stove Works. He attended Birchwood High School. He is a brother of Mrs. Herbert Holder of Georgetown; Mrs. Earle Malone of Harrison; Charles Mullins of Harrison; Pvt. Morgan Mullins of Fort McPherson, Ga., and S1C Burl Mullins, now serving in the Atlantic theater of war.


  • Rank: Radioman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 October 1921
  • Date of death: 18 December 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Harrison
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Hull (DD 350)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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