Murphy, Murl Harvey, Pfc

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 745, B Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private First Class



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kerens
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 05, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Belgian Fourragere Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere

1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II Fallen
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry Division (Forward)1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 745, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
  1943-1945, 745, B Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Murl H. Murphy, husband of Mrs. Lucille Murphy of Elkins died in Germany on 5 August 1945 of severe injuries received on the night of 2 August from a gun wound.  He was born at Kerens 7 June 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Murphy.  He attended Elkins Schools and entered the service on 9 October 1943.  He trained at Camp Meade Maryland, New Cumberland Pennsylvania and Camp Seibert  Alabama then was sent overseas in France with Company "B" 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.  He is survived by his parents, his wife, and daughter Bonnie Murl.  PFC Murphy was laid to rest at the Parsons Cemetery, Parsons West Virginia.
   
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