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Sgt Joseph Edward Muller

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Sgt Joseph Edward Muller Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
16 May 1945 (aged 36)
Okinawa, Japan
Burial
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA GPS-Latitude: 21.3129, Longitude: -157.8457
Plot
Section N, Grave 1259
Memorial ID
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World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Muller entered the service from New York and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Company B, 305th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division at the battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. On May 15 and 16, 1945, near Ishimmi, his platoon was stopped by deadly Japanese fire from a defended ridge. Alone, he charged the enemy and drove them into the open where his squad shot them down. The next day, the enemy counterattacked to retake the position. As he moved into his foxhole shared with two other men, an enemy attacker threw a grenade amidst them. He quickly threw himself over it, sacrificing his life to save his comrades.

His name is included on a Monument in Okinawa, Japan. For that record "Click Here"
World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Muller entered the service from New York and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Company B, 305th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division at the battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. On May 15 and 16, 1945, near Ishimmi, his platoon was stopped by deadly Japanese fire from a defended ridge. Alone, he charged the enemy and drove them into the open where his squad shot them down. The next day, the enemy counterattacked to retake the position. As he moved into his foxhole shared with two other men, an enemy attacker threw a grenade amidst them. He quickly threw himself over it, sacrificing his life to save his comrades.

His name is included on a Monument in Okinawa, Japan. For that record "Click Here"

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Inscription

MEDAL OF HONOR
SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II



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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: Aug 29, 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7804289/joseph_edward-muller: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph Edward Muller (23 Jun 1908–16 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7804289, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.