Wilbert D. Murphy Jr.
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Wilbert D. Murphy Jr. was born
in West Virginia in 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on April 24, 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His home of residence was listed as
Washington County, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as
Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators. He had completed one
year of High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was
listed as Protestant.
Private Murphy was killed in
action in France on June 12, 1944,
during 1st Battalion's attack toward the Quineville ridge.
Wilbert D. Murphy Jr. was buried
in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block C Row 8 Grave 159 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot E Row 1 Grave 21
Grave marker for Wilbert D. Murphy Jr.
Photo by Woose
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