VIETNAM - MURPHY, WALTER EDWARD JR

Murphy, Walter Edward

VIETNAM - MURPHY, WALTER EDWARD JR
MURPHY, WALTER EDWARD JR

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 30-Jul-1947

Hometown: Covina, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 22-May-1967

Incident date: 12-Dec-1967

Date of casualty: 12-Dec-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Walter Edward Murphy Jr died from wounds received while on road security mission when hit by fragments from hostile mine.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills), Covina, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 31E 083 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)