Strickler Mullins, helped to save Charles L. Breeding from suffocation, Dante, Virginia, April 4, 1978. In a coal mine tunnel, Breeding, 28, was overcome by lack of oxygen. Mullins, 60, mine superintendent, took Breeding part way to the tunnel entrance and then ran outside for help. With other workmen, Mullins helped in taking Breeding nearer the entrance. Feeling dizzy, Mullins left briefly and then assisted in taking Breeding out while others aided more workmen who had been overcome. Breeding was revived.
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Strickler Z. Mullins, 69, of Abingdon, Va., died on April 7, 1987.
He was a native of McDowell County, West Virginia, but he lived in Abingdon for the last eight years of his life. He was a member of Garden Creek United Methodist Church and was a coal miner for 52 years before his retirement. He was the recipient of the Carnegie Medal and the Joseph Holmes Safety Association Medal of Honor for heroism.
(Edited from an obituary provided by a family member)