Murray, Maxwell, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 00G3, Army Ground Forces
Service Years
1907 - 1946


Major General

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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
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 Official Badges 

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

French Fourragere

 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/ Advancement Schools
1st Infantry DivisionUS Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)Command and General Staff College (CGSC) CoursePhilippine Department
5th Field Artillery BattalionArmy Garrison Military District of Washington (MDW)Hawaiian Division25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
35th Infantry DivisionWestern Defense CommandArmy Ground Forces
  1911-1912, US Army Cavalry School
  1917-1918, 1st Infantry Division
  1917-1918, 5th Field Artillery (155's), 1st Field Artillery Brigade
  1917-1918, 1st Division (Big Red One)
  1917-1918, American Expeditionary Force
  1919-1920, ROTC Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  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) 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)
  1941-1941, 00GC, Hawaiian Division
  1941-1942, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1942-1943, 35th Infantry Division
  1943-1945, Western Defense Command
  1945-1946, 00G3, Army Ground Forces
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1915-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne Campaign/World War I/The Battle of Cantigny
  1918-1918 World War I/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
  1941-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1943-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1903-1907, United States Military Academy1
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