HERO SAILOR WHO SAVED BATTLESHIP
USS IOWA DIES OF HEART ATTACK ON
FOURTH OF JULY - RETIRED NAVY PETTY
OFFICER 1ST CLASS JOHN MULLAHY WILL
NEVER BE FORGOTTEN - BOSTON NATIVE
VICTIM OF "SPITE" CAMPAIGN BY CAPTAIN,
OUT-OF-CONTROL ADMIRAL'S DAUGHTER
John Mullahy, an American military hero, finally achieved justice when he went to be with his maker, appropriately enough, on the Fourth of July.
The retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class - if ever there was master chief material, he was it - has been reunited with his dead shipmates from the USS Iowa. The four men he dragged to safety through smoke and flames will never forget him.
We know we won't. John was a dear friend of this website. We were the only ones to fight for him in the media. Now his battle has ended with a heart attack on the day of Independence of the nation he served so well.
John Mullahy was the finest example of what a loyal American should be.
The hundreds of thousands of readers who will see this story - many of them will go to our regular feature, the "related stories box" that accompanies this article -, should be sure to do that.
This time, we urge ALL of you to take a few minutes and read them, because we want you to know the entire shameful story of how the Navy allowed the spoiled daughter of a vice admiral to destroy this enlisted man's life.
On April 19, 1989, sailors in turret 2 of the Iowa's 16-inch guns prepared to fire during a training exercise.
Suddenly, a flash and a huge explosion rocked the warship . If the flames reached the powder magazine, the entire ship could have been lost.
Deep in the bowels of turret 2, Gunner's Mate John Mullahy, a fearless Irishman from Boston who'd made the Navy his career, rescued three of his shipmates trapped behind a jammed hatch.
Totally disregarding the extreme danger and refusing to evacuate the area to save his own life, Mullahy single-handedly battered open the hatch with a wrench and dragged the three sailors to safely.
But that wasn't all.
SAVED SHIP FROM BLOWING UP
Knowing the Iowa would be utterly destroyed if the fires reached the ship's magazine, Mullahy found his way through numerous smoke-filled compartments to the damage control center. There, he quickly activated the sprinkler system to turret 2 and the powder magazine. That act of heroism kept the battleship from blowing up.
Finding a naval officer passed out on the floor, Mullahy, without benefit of a gas mask, and nearly collapsing from fumes and smoke, carried the unconscious man to forward battle station, saving the lieutenant's life.
In those critical moment's after the explosion, Mullahy stared death in the face and didn't blink. If the United States had been at war at the time of the incident, PO1
Mullahy would have and should have received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
He at least got the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.
AN ENEMY IN A NAVY UNIFORM
Mullahy was the victim of a vendetta so vicious and unrelenting, his Navy career and life was ruined. His enemy, now-retired CAPT Patricia Rios, dotted-upon daughter of the late ADM John Barrow, is alleged to have gone to great lengths to "punish" Mullahy for what he called "refusing to obey an illegal order."
After an extensive investigation by MilitaryCorruption.com, we have concluded Mullahy acted properly and was guilty of nothing except arousing the hatred and vengeance of a woman who would go to any length to harass and harm him.
It's all there in the stories below. Be sure to read them and realize the PC-"Horrible Holly Graf" Navy of today is even worse than when John hung up his uniform some years ago.
Shame on those who allowed him to be treated so unfairly. Also, they who knew the injustice he faced and did nothing to stop or punish it. They will get their ultimate reward in hell.