From a contemporary press report:
George Edward Mueller, 74, a Navy Captain who retired from active duty in 1979 and spent the next decade as a research fellow on defense issues with the Logistics Management Institute, a research organization, died of cardiac arrest July 28, 2002, at his home in Alexandria, Virginia.
A native of St. Louis, Captain Mueller entered the Navy in 1945. He spent the last months of World War II as a combat aircrewman before receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he was a member of the class of 1951. He received master's degrees in foreign affairs and in management of natural resources from George Washington University.
He served in the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific during the Korean War and spent much of the 1950s and early 1960s commanding submarines. Some of his next assignments included dual command of an amphibious squadron and of all amphibious forces of the Norfolk-based Sixth Fleet. He also attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and was executive assistant and senior aide to the deputy chief of naval operations for surface warfare.
His final active-duty position was assistant deputy chief of naval materiel, fleet readiness and support in Crystal City.
His decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
He settled in the Washington area in 1971. His memberships included St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, and he was a former grand knight of the Mount Vernon council of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Hamilton Mueller of Alexandria; three sons, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ned Mueller of Houston, Paul Mueller of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Stephen Mueller of Bettendorf, Iowa; a brother; a sister; and eight grandchildren.
MUELLER, GEORGE E., Capt. USN (Ret.) (Age 80)
Of Alexandria, VA on July 28, 2002. Beloved husband of Elizabeth H. Mueller; father of Ned, Paul and Stephen Mueller; brother of Ted Mueller and Lucuille Behrens. Also survived by eight grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Friday, August 30, 2002 at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel at 12:45 p.m. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery.
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