Decorated Fort Hood Officer Who Died Of Gunshot Wound Identified

FORT HOOD (May 29, 2014) Fort Hood Thursday identified an officer who died earlier this month of a gunshot wound in Harker Heights as Maj. James D. Mullin, 40.

No further details of the shooting were released.

Mullin, of Harker Heights, joined the Army as an armor officer in January 1997 and had been assigned since November 2013 to the 1st Cavalry Division’s Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

Mullin, who deployed to Afghanistan from February 2004 to April 2005 and again from February 2012 to July 2012 was the recipient of two Bronze Stars.

Other awards and decorations included one Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge.