|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1918|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1945|
World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in the Medical Detachment of the 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany, on March 18, 1945. His citation reads "An aid man, he was wounded in the right shoulder soon after his comrades had jumped off in a dawn attack. He refused to withdraw for treatment and continued forward, administering first aid under heavy machinegun, mortar, and artillery fire. When the company ran into a thickly sown antipersonnel minefield and began to suffer more and more casualties, he continued to disregard his own wound and unhesitatingly braved the danger of exploding mines, moving about through heavy fire and helping the injured until he stepped on a mine which severed one of his feet. In spite of his grievous wounds, he struggled on with his work, refusing to be evacuated and crawling from man to man administering to them while in great pain and bleeding profusely. He was killed by the blast of another mine which he had dragged himself across in an effort to reach still another casualty. With indomitable courage, and unquenchable spirit of self-sacrifice and supreme devotion to duty which made it possible for him to continue performing his tasks while barely able to move, Pfc. Murphy saved many of his fellow soldiers at the cost of his own life." His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on February 26, 1946.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Plot: Plot F, Row 11, Grave 19
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55869850
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