Frederick Muller

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Frederick Muller
Born (1861-03-29)March 29, 1861
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died June 9, 1946(1946-06-09) (aged 85)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia, United States
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Unit U.S.S. Wompatuck
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Frederick Muller (March 29, 1861 – June 9, 1946) was a sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Muller was born March 29, 1861, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as a boatswain's mate during the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Wompatuck.[1]

He received the Medal of Honor for displaying "heroism and gallantry" at the First Battle of Manzanillo in Cuba on June 30, 1898.

He remained in the Navy after the war and eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant commander.

He died June 9, 1946, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia.[2] His grave can be found in section 8, lot 6035[2][3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 29 March 1861, Copenhagen, Denmark. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 30 April 1901.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Wompatuck, Manzanillo, Cuba, 30 June 1898. Serving under the fire of the enemy, Muller displayed heroism and gallantry during this period.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "War with Spain; Muller, Frederick entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Frederick Muller". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Frederick Muller; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy". Medal of Honor recipients buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery website. January 21, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 

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