Brig. General Henry Muller – 101 years and still going strong

Henry Muller

This article is derived from “The Voice of the Angels”, the 11th Airborne Division Association newspaper.

It’s not every day that a US Army veteran gets to celebrate surviving an entire century while also being informed of an induction into the exclusive hall of fame for his combat achievements. That is the case with US Army brig. General Henry J. Muller will belong to the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

On his 100th birthday, about 40  gathered for the occasion.  They sat under the oaks n the front yard and thumbed through a photo album featuring pictures from past celebrations.  The celebration included a birthday cake bordered with 100 American flags.

Henry Muller with author, Bruce Henderson

“There’s nothing that could warn the heart of an old soldier more than on his 100th birthday than to be surrounded with family, friends and good neighbors… I feel especially blessed.”

Among those there that day was US Army Capt. Antoinette Deleon, to interview him for his induction into the Hall of Fame at Fort Huacheua, Arizona.  “It’s an honor for me to come here…”

Gen. Muller w/ the Capt. from Military Intelligence

Bruce Henderson, author of the best seller, “Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II”, said, “Just think about it, I mean even today if there was a raid like that saving that many lives, it would be big news.  He (Muller) went beyond his duties as an intelligence officer – it was the real human being in him.”

Brigadier General Henry J. Muller was inducted on 22-23 June 2017 for his service as a Lt. Colonel, G-2 of the 11th Airborne Division during WWII.

Los Banos commemoration stamp

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Farewell Salutes – 

Robert Boas – brn: FRA; US Army, WWII, ETO, interpreter

Robert Cassidy Sr. – New Haven, CT; US Navy, WWII, ETO, LCVP Commander

Don Frazier – NV; US Army, WWII, gunnery instructor

Richard ‘Corky’ Holden – New Port Richie, FL; USMC, WWII, ETO, 2nd Division

Leroy Jones – Miami, AZ; US Navy, WWII, Seaman 1st Class

Judson Landers – Baton Rouge, LA; US Navy, WWII, PTO, corpsman

Richard Logan – Harrodsburg, KY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 11th Airborne Division

Sheldon Silverman – Chicago, IL; US Army Air Corps, WWII, Pvt.

Joseph Talbot – AUS; RA Air Force # 122912, WWII

Orville Thomas – Eldon, IA; US Army (Ret. 23 y.)

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on March 5, 2018, in Current News, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 97 Comments.

  1. Talk about a True American Hero!

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  2. 101 now! Wishing General Muller a happy birthday! I am grateful for his service, and to you, GP, for keeping the stories alive.

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    • Thank you my friend for always being so supportive. As you’ve known for quite a while, all this means so much to me and to have friends like yourself actually interested in it too means a great deal – you’ll never know.

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  3. What a magnificent achievement, a virtual living encyclopedia of Military experiences and History, enjoyable post gp.

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  4. Wonderful that he was honored for his great service to our country. Bet he has seen a lot of changes in his 101 years. You know I would enjoy talking to him.

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  5. Happy Birthday General Hand Salute

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  6. One thing my dad always mentioned about the raid on Los Banos was the intelligence
    that they had. That he said made the raid a success. Even the sand table looked
    exactly like the camp when he stood in the door. Of the three jumps he made, Los
    Banos the one he was most proud. Pass this on to the General if you can. Tell him
    it’s from the son of one of the “Angels,” that jumped 23Feb45. 🇺🇸

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    • I will do that, Bill. I thank you very much for stopping by to tell me about your Dad. The more I learn about the 11th Airborne during WWII, the more impressed I am. I never tire of hearing their stories.

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    • After answering the comments this morning, I sent an email to the editor of “The Voice of the Angels”, the 11th Airborne Association’s newspaper and sent your comment to me about your father. This is what I just received back in reply…
      “The latest voice just printed but I will certainly put this in the next issue. Thanks for sending it. You should be receiving the next issue in a week or so.”
      So, your word to the General will be heard by all of the troopers, not just General Muller!!
      Airborne All the Way!!

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  7. Impressive, G. –Curt

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  8. I see Gerard linked to the news about the USS Lexington. Here’s more information from Paul Allen’s site, with a terrific slide show. I especially like the fact that Allen pays tribute to the men of the Lexington and to the war effort in general, instead of tooting his own horn. I wonder if Gen. Muller has seen the news? I’ll bet he has!

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  9. It’s a great achievement to reach 100 but very few serve their country to the extent that Brigadier General Henry J. Muller has done. By the way, Military Intelligence made me laugh out loud! (the axe one)

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    • The 11th A/B and the POW’s of Los Banos are still very proud of Gen. Muller! We have a lot to be thankful for.
      Sometimes you have to look twice to catch what the joke is that cartoon – it makes me chuckle every time I look at it!!

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  10. You are probably aware of this latest news item but in case you are not here is the link;

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-06/uss-lexington-found-at-the-bottom-of-the-coral-sea/9517986

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  11. Heroes never die – they live on in the halls of fame.

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  12. My son was a paratrooper in MI. He has lots of LOL stories that are probably indicative of all, but are such perfect oxymorons!
    Very inspiring person!
    Thanks for the post!

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  13. おめでとうございます☺️㊗️🎉🍾

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  14. Congrats to you, soldier! Heartwarming story 🙂

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  15. Hip ,hip hoera Generaal Henry Muller

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  16. Super tribute, GP. Thanks

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  17. Another remarkable story. It’s wonderful that you share these.

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  18. General, I saute you.

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  19. Amazing story. Kudos to him!

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  20. Congratulations to the General – I hope he has many more. I thank him for his service and I thank you for bringing us his story.

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  21. Wow! A century in age!! Amazing👍😃

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  22. A wonderful story!

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  23. Glad to read of this amaing chap!

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  24. A great tribute to a great man! Bruce Anderson was right. If a raid happened today like that of Los Banos, it would be big news. I have a great admiration and respect for the “Greatest Generation”.

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  25. Heartening to read of this birthday celebration. If only there were more of them. Enjoyed the Military Humor posters. Thanks GP

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    • Thank you very much! If not for the General, the camp would have gone unnoticed for quite a while and the POW’s would have been killed. He deserves even more!!

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  26. Wow, that’s amazing. Thanks for sharing GP. Hugs.

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  27. Congrats to an amazing individual……chuq

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  28. A great tribute to a noble old soldier.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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