Brunswick’s Paul Muth was a medic assigned to Anloc in ‘Nam.
An Lộc is in Bình Phước Province in South Vietnam, about 72 miles north of Saigon.
Paul left the service in ’74 and thus not before the North Vietnamese offensive in ’72, when 100s of the North Vietnamese, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, outnumbering Paul’s Division, overran their position along Highway 13.
There was hand-to-hand fighting and Paul only lived by pulling a dead body on top of himself in a trench, hidden from the enemy’s advance by this fleshy cloak of death.
When the Viet Cong attack was successfully halted and pushed back, Paul was saved by the airborne; they pulled Paul from beneath his brother-in-arm’s lifeless body.
Paul’s war nevertheless continues. Continue reading