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Pvt. Walter Frederick Murphy Jr.


Born: 7 July 1916 - Maywood, Illinois

Parents: Walter F., Sr. & Alma Murphy

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Address: 1611 South Second Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1936

    - Wheaton College

    - Elmhurst College

Enlisted:

    - U.S. Army 

        - 13 December 1941 - Camp Grant, Illinois

Serial Number: 36309154

Training:

    - Camp Roberts, California

Unit: Medical Detachment, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division,

          7th Army

Engagements:

    - Italian Campaign

    - Battle of Anzio

        - 22 January 1944 - 2 June 1944

    - Battle of Rome

        - 2 June 1944 - 4 June 1944

Died:

    - 5 July 1944 - during Northern Italy Champaign

        - drowned

Buried:

    - Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois

        - Section:  A   Lot: 355   Grave: 4

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

       - from wounds at Anzio Beachhead

Note:

    -Mother died suddenly

        - 9 June 1944


 

 

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