In Memory of U.S. Army Sergeant
Anton Leonard Muhm
Hot Springs, South Dakota , Fall River County
March 23, 1928--June 8, 1966
Died Non- Battle in Vietnam
Anton Leonard Muhm was born in Oelrichs, South Dakota, on
March 23, 1928, to Ida (Lulf) and Orval Muhm; Anton was the
oldest of three other siblings: a sister, Flora, and two
brothers, John and Kenneth. After Anton’s father died, they
moved to Hot Springs and there Anton attended Hot Springs High
For a short time October of 1947, Anton was a member of the
South Dakota National Guard, but the apparently left the guard
to enter the army on October 17, 1947. Anton, originally a
member of Battery C, 67th AFA Battalion, CCB 3rd Armored
Division, completed his basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky on
March 6, 1948. From there he was transferred to Fort Eustis,
Viriginia, where he went to Transportation School and received
“training in rail, marine, amphibious operations and other modes
of transportation,” specifically trained as a shipfitter. As a
member the Transportation Corps, Sergeant Muhm spent much of
1951in USARPAC (US Army Pacific command) as a Marine Hull
Repairman in Korea. Following his deployment to Korean, he was
married to his wife Minnie on November 1, 1952, in Horry County,
South Carolina. For a time he was back at Ft. Eustis and Ft.
Story through most of the 1950s. He then served for a time in
Tripoli, Libya, as an H/C Boatswain in the Transportation
Terminal Unit before returning to Ft. Monroe and the back to Ft.
Eustis as part of the 1099th Transportation Corps. In 1965,
Anton attended NCO Academy in Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and then went
back to Virginia until he was deployed to Vietnam on November
10, 1965 as part of the 100th Transportation Corps.
On June 7, 1966, Sergeant Anton Leonard Muhm died in Vietnam
as the result of “drowning which occurred when he accidentally
fell from a landing craft into Saigon Harbor.” His body was
recovered soon after and retuned to the United States for burial
at Hampton, Virginia.
Among his awards, Sergeant Muhm received the Army of
Occupation Medal, Korea Service Medal, United Nations Service
Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 3rd
award, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal, and Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar.
This entry was respectfully submitted by Treonna Kratz, 8th
grade, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, on
April 3, 2006. Information for this entry was provided by Janice
www.eustis.army.mil/overview.htm, and the Vietnam Veterans
Bonus Application. Profile approval by Jan Connell, cousin.