and Mullis, Melvin, “Interview with Melvin Mullis [October 14, 2012,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed September 23, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/38165.
Interview with Melvin Mullis [October 14, 2012
Melvin Mullis served as a 3rd class petty officer in the Navy during WWII. He served aboard the USS Yaupon where he worked on damage control for the ship. He did not see any combat and returned to the States on Christmas Eve after two months aboard the ship. He said he couldn't communicate with his family at all because "mail doesn't run in the center of the ocean."
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