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 Gerald Joseph Mueller

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Gerald Joseph Mueller

  • Birth 31 Mar 1930 Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 3 May 1951 North Korea
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot MC, 0, 117
  • Memorial ID 1017305

Sergeant Mueller was a member of Battery D, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Hoensong, South Korea on February 13, 1951 and was killed by a guard on May 3, 1951. His remains were not recovered. Sergeant Mueller was awarded the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Army Sgt. Gerald J. Mueller, captured and killed during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In February 1951, Mueller was a member of Battery D, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (Automatic Weapons,) 2nd Infantry Division, which was part of a group known as Support Force 21, providing artillery support for the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF.) On Feb. 11, 1951, while the ROKA was making an attack north toward Hongch'on, the CPVF launched a massive counterattack.

Unable to withstand the numbers, the ROKA withdrew south, leaving Mueller's battery and the rest of SF21 behind to fight alone. The following day, SF21 began movement south, fighting through ambushes and roadblocks, eventually making it to Wonju.

Mueller, who could not be accounted for, was declared missing in action as of Feb. 13, 1951.

Bio by: Eamonn


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 26 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1017305
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Joseph Mueller (31 Mar 1930–3 May 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1017305, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .