Cpl Tony Mullis
Mission Accomplished on June 15, 2013
Marine Corporal Tony Mullis was on his 2nd deployment when he lost both of his legs and suffered severe injuries to his right arm after a bomb exploded in Southern Afghanistan on April 6, 2011, the day after the birth of his first child. CplMullis was on a mission to clear abandoned compounds when he saw wires indicative of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and starting moving his teammates out of the area.
A footstep triggered one of the IED’s…the blast throwing CplMullis into the air before landing on his back on a pile of rubble. The medic on scene placed tourniquets on both of CplMullis’s legs and his right arm…lifesaving measures that prepared him for the medical helicopter that transported him to Camp Leatherneck to ready him for evacuation to Landstuhl, Germany where he would spend three days. Arriving at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, CplMullis was met by his wife and newborn son and began his long road to recovery which has included seven blood transfusions and more than fifteen surgeries to date.
Cpl Mullis remains at the newly renamed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for continued treatment and physical therapy. CplMullis enjoys spending time with his wife, Jeanie and son, Cason. Visiting family and friends and playing with Cason are some of Tony’s favorite activities. He also enjoys baseball games, and hunting and fishing. Currently enrolled in college, CplMullis hopes to one day work as a game warden in Georgia.
Cpl Mullis would like to thank all of the donors and volunteers who will make his specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops a reality. “Homes for Our Troops will help me be able to get around in my own home with no troubles. They will provide me with the house that will become the foundation of the home my wife and I will be able to live in as a normal family. Thank you so much!”