Doyle Mills

Doyle Mills born 17 January 1933 in Coleman County, Texas. He quit school after the fifth grade to work on farms and help with his family’s income. Doyle and his twin brother, Hoyt, joined the Army in Brownwood, Texas in 1950 just after turning 17 years of age. Their step-father signed the papers allowing them to join before reaching 18. Pfc Mills, a member of ‘Task Force Smith’ was reported Missing in Action on 5 July 1950 but later on his status was changed to Killed in Action 5 July 1950 in the vicinity of Osan in South Korea. He was the first KIA in the Korean War from Brown County, Texas, USA. LtCol Smith called for the retreat just in time to save his task force from being in another Alamo.