Died June 13, 1993.
Leslie Granger Mulzer was born in Powell, Ohio in 1897. Enlisting in Battery B, First Ohio Field Artillery in June 1916, he served with the 37th Division in France during World War I where he participated in four major engagements.
Attending the Signal Corps Officers Candidate School at Langress, Haute-Marne, France, upon graduation in February 1919, General Mulzer was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps.
Released from active duty at the end of World War I, General Mulzer took an active interest in the Air Corps Reserve and from 1920 until 1940 was president and treasurer of the Mulzer Flying Service, Inc. at Columbus, Ohio.
Recalled to active duty on Sept. 9, 1940, the general was assigned duty as base engineering officer at MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla., later assuming command of the 62nd Sub Depot at that base.
Becoming director of maintenance engineering at Oklahoma City Air Depot, Okla., in January 1943, General Mulzer subsequently commanded the Oklahoma City Air Depot, remaining until August 1945.
Going to Alaska, General Mulzer was named commander of the Alaskan Air Depot at Elmendorf Field where he remained until September 1947 when he returned to the United States to assume command of the 22nd, 97th and 301st bombardment wings at Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Salina, Kan. A year later the general became commander of the 15th Air Force at Colorado Springs, Colo., and in January 1949 was appointed commander of Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.
From November 1951 until September 1952 General Mulzer served as project officer for a new depot to be constructed in the East.
After a year of duty as commander of the Middletown Air Force Depot at Middletown, Penn., in September 1953, General Mulzer was reassigned to command the Gentile Air Force Depot, Dayton, Ohio, later redesignated the Dayton Air Force Depot.
Decorations include the Legion of Merit, World War I Medal with four clasps and the Army Commendation Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters. He is rated a command pilot.