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Fallen Warrior: A1C Edward G. Muse

(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

At approximately 3 a.m. on January 31, 1968, during the onset of the Tet Offensive, Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, was hit by a Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army mortar and rocket barrage followed by a ground attack on the eastern perimeter of the base. NVA units infiltrated the perimeter in three areas. With the help of the U.S. Air Force security forces, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam cornered the Viet Cong and NVA in a supply shed and finished them off. Four Americans were killed in action, including Airman 1st Class Edward G. Muse, 3rd Combat Support Squadron security police augmentee.

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