Murphy, Pvt. Walter F. Jr.

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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
Employment: The Fair Store – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Alma Murphy – mother
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:
– 4 September 1948
– 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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