Tonight the Nashville Predators will play Game 7 of Round 2 against the Winnipeg Jets in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup. Owensboro’s own, Cathy Mullins, will be singing the Canadian National Anthem at the game, which will air tonight on on NBCSN at 7 p.m.
“These rounds don’t go to game 7 very often and I was actually supposed to have game 5 but my niece had her wedding, so I changed with the other anthem singer not expecting for the series to go to round 7 anyway. Crazy!” said Mullins, Director of Kentucky Remembers, an organization honoring active duty and veteran heroes for their service and sacrifice to our country.
Cathy and Tommy Mullins’ son, Brandon Scott Mullins, joined the US Army and went through basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 1-21 Fort Wainwright, Alaska and was deployed for his first and final mission in May 2011. SPC Mullins was killed on August 25, 2011 when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.
“The really surreal part about singing tonight is that it was exactly 7 years ago this month that Brandon’s unit from Alaska, the 1/25 Infantry, replaced the Canadian unit on the frontline in Afghanistan,” Mullins said.