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Sgt William D Murray

Oklahoma, USA
Death 4 Jul 2007 (aged 84)
Washington, USA
Burial Hurlock, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section F; Row 46; Site 38
Memorial ID 77108197 · View Source
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US Marine Corps
World War II

Son: Nick Murray


CHEHALIS, Wash. -- In a cold, clinical room at the Lewis County Coroner's Office, the cremated remains of eight U.S. veterans have sat unclaimed for years.

Friday, Sept 23 2011, four years after his death, Sgt. William Murray was reunited with his son, Nick. Jack Lakely presented him with a handsome, handmade urn embossed with the Marine Corps logo.

Jack Lakely, a decorated Navy man had taken possession of his father's remains, as well as those of seven other forgotten veterans. (names below)

☆♥SGT William Murray, U.S. Marines
(10/27/1922 – 07/04/2007)
☆♥SGT Alvin A Blomstrom, U.S. Army
(02/06/1919 – 03/16/2005)
☆♥CPL Donna J. Little, U.S. Army
(05/10/1936 - 12/18/2004)
☆♥PO3 Michael P. Sand, U.S. Navy
(06/15/1953 – 02/01/2003)
☆♥SN Clayton D. Smith, U.S. Navy
(09/19/1945 – 01/08/2000)
☆♥PFC Luther J. Turner, U.S. Army
(02/04/1936 – 01/03/2008)
☆♥CPL Richard K. Wantland, U.S. Army
(09/02/1931 – 04/29/2011)
☆♥PFC Allen C. Wright, U.S. Army
(05/11/1943 - 03/02/2003)





  • Created by: Marilyn
  • Added: 26 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77108197
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt William D Murray (27 Oct 1922–4 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77108197, citing Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Eastern Shore, Hurlock, Dorchester County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn (contributor 47077044) .