Murray, Maxwell, MG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
US
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, Western Defense Command
Service Years
1907 - 1946

US

Major General



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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1885
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Murray, Maxwell, MG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
West Point
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Aug 04, 1948
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere

US Army Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MG Murray was the 1st commander of Camp Bragg, North Carolina.
Murray was born at West Point, New York, the son of General Arthur Murray and Sarah Wetmore de Russy.

From October 1, 1941-May 1942 Major General Maxwell Murray served as the first commander of the newly formed 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 25th Infantry Division operated for only ten weeks in peace before the Japanese launched their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


MG Murray retired in 1946, and died two years later.
   
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 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry DivisionUS Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CoursePhilippine Department
5th Field Artillery BattalionArmy Garrison Military District of Washington (MDW)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)35th Infantry Division
Western Defense Command
  1911-1912, US Army Cavalry School
  1917-1918, 1st Infantry Division
  1917-1918, 1st Field Artillery Brigade/5th Field Artillery (155's)
  1917-1918, 1st Division (Big Red One)
  1917-1918, American Expeditionary Force
  1919-1920, ROTC Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cadre)
  1920-1924, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1924-1925, Field Artillery Training Center Staff (USATCFA), Fort Sill
  1925-1926, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1929-1932, Philippine Department
  1932-1936, US Army Field Artillery Board
  1936-1938, 5th Field Artillery Battalion
  1938-1941, Army Garrison Military District of Washington (MDW)
  1941-1942, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1942-1943, 35th Infantry Division
  1943-1945, Western Defense Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1915-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1918-1918 Aisne Campaign/The Battle of Cantigny
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
  1941-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1941-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1903-1907, United States Military Academy1
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