Group to CBM William Mueller, US Navy
Group of four to Chief Boatswains Mate William C. Mueller, US Navy: Haitian Campaign Medal, 1915, numbered “522″ and edge-engraved “W.C. Mueller, CBM, USS Washington”; Mexican Service Medal, Navy, numbered “8951″ and edge-engraved “W.C. Mueller, CBM, USS Washington”; World War I Victory Medal, no clasp; Navy Good Conduct Medal, hand-engraved “CSC/No.23704/William/C. Mueller/USS/Michigan/Oct 14, 1912″ with clip-on bar “USS Long Beach [CSC 23704/Jan 17, 1921]”. All bar-mounted for wear. The ribbons are heavily worn, but intact. With photocopied service record data.
Chief Mueller enlisted in October 1904. He served as a Master-at-Arms aboard USS Washington to qualify for the Haitian and Mexican Campaign Medals, the numbers of which are verified in his records. He was moved to the retired list in 1934, but was recalled to active duty in 1942. He was released again in September 1945. During World War I, Mueller served ashore, including three years as the assistant warden at the Naval Prison, Brooklyn, New York. In early 1941, he went to the aid of a New York City police officer who had been shot in a gun-battle with a murderer and robber. Mueller received a letter from the New York Police Commissioner commending his public service and noting his injury. William Charles Mueller, born in Utica, New York, in December 1885, died in September 1963 and is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery.