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JOSEPH EUGENE MUIR


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 81 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thinking of you today Father.

    Posted on 9/11/17 - by Scott Muir
    9/11, every year on this day I think of you Father. Will see you one of these days.
  • Navy Cross Citation

    Posted on 9/11/17 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Joseph Eugene Muir
    Date of birth: 22-May-28
    Date of death: September 11, 1965
    Home of record: Meadow Bridge West Virginia
    Status: KIA

    Lieutenant Colonel Muir was Killed in Action in Quang Nam Province on September 11, 1965.
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    Navy Cross

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Eugene Muir (MCSN: 0-49816), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, during Operation STARLITE in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, from 18 to 24 August 1965. With utter disregard for his own safety, Colonel Muir fearlessly exposed himself to intense enemy fire while leading his battalion in assault against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces. Though fully cognizant of the danger, he repeatedly positioned himself in the midst of the violent action. Upon encountering strong enemy resistance, he joined the assault companies in front line positions to personally direct their advance, and succeeded in conquering two of the more strongly defended hostile areas, resulting in 215 confirmed enemy dead. Despite an almost complete lack of sleep for three days, his tireless application of professional principles provided a major contribution to the success of the Operation. Colonel Muir's valiant conduct, inspiring leadership, and courageous fighting spirit reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

    General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

    Action Date: August 18 - 24, 1965

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

    Company: Commanding Officer

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 3d Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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  • In Honor of my Grandfather

    Posted on 3/15/17 - by audreymuir26@yahoo.com
    To all the wonderful people that have submitted a post, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! All your kind words mean so much to my family! I am the youngest daughter to his second Son, Mike Muir. I never had the chance to meet my grandfather but yet I have such love and respect for him! Thank you all for taking the time to honor his memory and thank you to all the brave men and women who serve for our freedom! Gone but never forgotten!
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 5/25/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Eugene Muir, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company,3ed Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force, Montani Semper Liberi!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/14/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LTC Joseph Eugene Muir, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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