James M. Murphy

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/15/1944

 

 

James M. Murphy was born in Kentucky in 1924. He was drafted into the Army
on July 30, 1943 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky. His home of residence was
listed as Kenton, Kentucky and his civilian occupation was listed as Sales Clerks.
He had completed two years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.

Private First Class Murphy was killed in action in France during the attack against the Quineville Ridge
on June 15, 1944.

 

 

James M. Murphy was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block P Row 7 Grave 132 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot B Row 4 Grave 32

 

Grave marker for James. M. Murphy

Photo by John Tomawski and Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 

 


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