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View a eulogy for Michael Patrick Mullady, USMA '70, who passed away on December 11, 1992.

Michael Patrick Mullady

West Point, 1970

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Joseph Carrado on July 31, 2012:

I served with Mike at the Armed Forces Police Detachment, Brooklyn for almost 19 months, between 1973 and 1974. He was a Captain then, during which time I went from Private to Spec 4. We were both young. He was about 25 years old, I around 21. My service there was easier thanks to Captain Mullady. Some memories: His mentioning of his wrestling at West Point. Or being aroused from sleep to join in quelling a possible riot at the Naval Annex: The two of us in the lead jogging side by side, shoulder to shoulder down a corridor - I was actually hobbling, nursing a broken toe. Or a color guard ceremony in NYC where he personally stepped in to properly fold the flag - when none of the recruits there, felt capable. I recall that moment at every flag folding ceremony I have seen since then. He was not a loud person. Handsome. His manner was calm, confident. It has been forty years since I enlisted for the Draft (Vietnam War). And I don't know what became of Mike after 1974, or circumstances of his passing, or survivors. I would have been genuinely happy to see him again. In fact, it was yesterday, while I was searching the internet again that I found out Mike passed away almost 20 years ago. My heart is heavy. God Bless you... my friend.

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