|Father, Tracy Ellsworth
Mulligan, living in Colorado: Admitted
to Colorado Bar: Mulligan, Tracy E.; Denver; 1914 Mar 4, File No.
|Sep. 25, 1917
||Born in Denver. CO, taken home
to Golden, CO
||Tracy Ellsworth Mulligan, Jr.,
Born at Mercy Hospital, Denver, Colorado. Parents: Tracy Ellsworth
Mulligan, Sr (Jan. 12(?), 1880 - Apr. 24, 1963) and Annette Royal
Boswell Mulligan (Oct. 14, 18?? - 198?). Parents living in
||Move to DC
||Father builds house at 3916
Northampton Street, NW, Washington, DC. Phone number is (eventually)
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School.
Gets extremely sick one month into school year; convalesces for rest of year.
DC Public School.
Western High School. Junior ROTC (?) member. Friends with Birch Eakin.
|Sep 1933- Jun 1937 ??
||Off to college at age 15, just
before 16th birthday.
College. On All-American Rifle team. Friends with Frank Philips..
|Sep 1937- Jun 1940 ??
||Meets Laura Harris Ellis in
Equestrian Club (or as undergrad??).
||Inspector for Wage and Hour in
|Nov. 27, 1941
||Wedding (age 24)
||Marries Miss Laura Harris Ellis
(b. April 19, 1918; d. August 31, 1990).
||(Before this, Laura used to play
tennis with the
daughter of the
||Ft. Lee, Petersburg, VA
||Boot camp 90 days; Officer
Candidate School (OCS) 90 days->Commisioned Second Lieutenant in the
of the United States (AUS) (name for wartime, non-Regular Army).
|Feb. 1943 (??)
||Sent to CA
About 80 miles due east of LA
|"I was quartered in a pyramidial
tent with three others. There had been a severe flood the previous year
in Colton [Colton,
CA Wiki entry] and San Bernadino, and the sand was so high you
sometimes couldn't see people on the sidewalk. The sand had spread out
two or three feet deep next to the stream that had flooded."
The unit was "7th Major Port" [7th Transportation Major Port in Korean Was] support HQ company (700 men) headed by an ex-Marine, now Army Captain, Norbert Lorz (who had been an enlisted man in the Marines, and served in Haiti). HQ company had staff, cooks, maintenance, etc. The rest of unit was spread out along the Atchison & Santa Fe Railroad from Yuma Arizona.
Patton's Army was undergoing final field training prior to going to North Africa.
Had control over support operation of Port. The 7th Major Port was intended to be a mobile port that could be set up anywhere it was deep enough. So, it was an ideal way to support Patton's training.
The Port was set up outside of Los Angeles. Every 15 or so miles along the railroad supply depots were set up and resupplied daily. Supply trucks would arrive from the army units and receive supplies to support training every day.
Railroad man said "Barstow and Hell are separated by a screen door."
Laura joined him there after about two months. He was luckly and got a really nice apartment in Colton - 4 apts in a nice new building that was avialble for rent. One of the nicest in Colton. "Rent was horrible, almost $30 per month!"
|Sep. 1943 (??)
||Leaves for England via Taunton
||"Heat Wave Broken; Temperature
drops to 103" (from 120 degrees F.). Leaves in wool uniform on train
for trip to Taunton, MA, staging area for deployment to England. Staged
in Taunton for several weeks to several months.
|Jan. 1944 (??)
||Leaves for England
||Embarks on Empress
As officer, has good quarters. Impressed by dining service and the
amount of silverware on the table. Excellent food. Staff apologizes
they can only serve two meals a day.
||Quartermaster Corps in England
||In England. (Ireland and
Scotland). Helps supervise the unloading of the Queen Mary and
Elizabeth. When in the hold, makes sure to stand back at the edge
of the hold, not underneath the cargo nets.
||45-day R&R to U.S.
||England to US
||Boat to U.S. (10,000 ton
Carribean ship pressed into troopship service). Small for the North
||Return to Europe: Germany
||Flies to Germany. Laura follows
||Return to States
||Boat with Laura (6 months
pregnant). Timing dictated because wives are not allowed to travel if
more than 6 months pregnant. Commander of troops on ship. Hold daily
staff meeting. Strict guard stations used to prevent problems with
|Sep. 17, 1947
||Tracy Ellis born
||Tracy Ellis Mulligan born in
Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC.
||In DC area; OQMG
||Living in Arlington. In Office
of the Quartermaster General (OQMG), possibly Office of Graves
Registration, just outside Ft. McNair, VA.
Laura writes of Sunday drive to see the new Hecht Co. building in Silver Spring, MD.
||Univ. of Mich. MBA
||Ann Arbor, Michagan
||In MBA program at University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michagan.
||Quartermaster Corp, NY
||White Plains (Yonkers?), New
||Living in White Plains/Yonkers
(??). Working in NYC (?). Takes train to work. Helps plan
ordering and stockpiling of materials, such as canvas to make tents.
Master of paper spreadsheets!
|Jan. 29, 1952
||John Robert born
||St. Albans Naval Hospital
||John Robert Mulligan born at St.
Alban's Naval Hospital. Laura travels to hospital in snowstorm.
||Ft. Lee, Petersburg, VA
Ellis Appointment with Eisenhower June 30, 1954, 7:00 pm
||Command and General Staff School
||Command and General Staff
School, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. (Tracy Ellis goes to school with David
Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight Eisenhower; Secret Service
agents outside classroom door.)
|Sep. 1955 - Aug. 1957 (approx.)
||Assignment to Japan
||Camp Zama near Tokyo, Japan.
Family near DC.
||Fly to Japan.
Assigment to Camp Zama, near Tokyo, Japan. Laura, Tracy Ellis, John live on Stewart Driveway in North Chevy Chase, MD.
Ship back from Japan (Yokahoma, Japan to Seattle, WA). Carries one gallon container of Kikoman Soy Sauce received a farewell present at last minute.
||ROTC instructor at MIT. Summers
at Camp Perry.
||Boston, MA (summers at Camp
||Move from DC area to Boston
area. Teach ROTC at M.I.T in Cambridge, MA. Live at 238 Wilson Road,
Nahant, MA. John starts Kindergarten at the Johnson School on Nahant.
Tracy Ellis at Valley Road School (Jr. High) on Nahant.
Summers: 1958 - Deputy (title?) Statistical Director of National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, on Lake Erie, near Port Clinto, OH.
1959 and 1960: Statistical Directory of National Rifle Matches. Mobile Data Processing Unit consists of several moving vans with IBM punch card equipment.
Commander, 3rd Armored Division
|Oct. 1960 to Nov. 1963 (approx).
By boat NY, NY to Bremerhaven, Germany on the U.S.N.S. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner.
Two years: Battalion Commander in Frankfurt. Live "on the economy" on Zeilerstrasse for 3 months. Maneuvers on Christmas Eve, 1960. Then in apartment on Army Base in Frankfurt.Then in a duplex on base.
One year: Staff in Heidelberg. Live in apartment (in Mark Twain village??).
Return on U.S.N.S. Alexander M. Patch. and Photos here.
||Army Reserve staff
||Buy house at 2808 Blaine Drive,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Commute
||Fly to Vietnam.
Live in quarters in hotel in Saigon. Work at Ton Son Nhut airport.
Fly back from Vietnam.
||Defense Logistics Agency (??)
||Cameron Station, VA
||Buy 1967 VW bug for $1600.|
||Retires from Army
||Retires from Army with
retirement ceremony at Pentagon.
||Bar Review Course for Maryland
||Becomes member of Maryland Bar.
Sets up law practice.