JOHN P MURPHY
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

JOHN PAUL MURPHY

WALL NAME

JOHN P MURPHY

PANEL / LINE

39W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

10/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/10/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CONSHOHOCKEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN PAUL MURPHY
POSTED ON 7.14.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 12.30.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 John Murphy, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 6th Day of Christmas, Merry Christmas. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.14.2015

Final Mission of SP4 John P. Murphy

SP4 John P. Murphy served with 11th Armored Cavalry “Blackhorse” Regiment’s Air Cavalry Troop. On November 11, 1968, his unit was on a mission to recover rice that had been found in a Viet Cong base camp. The origin of the rice was from a U.S. aid program, but somehow it had found its way in to the enemy’s hands. SP4 Murphy’s aerial rifle platoon was flown to the base camp and he was part of the two squads providing security on the perimeter while two other squads humped the rice to helicopters sitting in the landing zone (LZ). There was so much rice that it took a couple of hours to pack it all out. Once the rice was gone, the perimeter security was called in. A head count was made and came up one trooper short. Just as someone asked, “Where’s Murphy?” a couple of gunshots were heard coming from the edge of the jungle. Several team members rushed to the sound of the gunshots. Ready for a firefight, no enemy soldiers were found. Just inside the trees, however, SP4 Murphy was sitting up against a tree, his head keeled over, and blood pouring from his chest. He was dead. About 20 yards away an empty AK-47 magazine was found near a trail. Scout aircraft radioed that they thought they saw some movement on the trail, and some team members headed down the trail looking for enemy soldiers. But when helicopter gunships came in, they retreated. Not having a radio, they didn’t want to be mistaken for enemy soldiers. SP4 Murphy’s body was carried to the LZ and they lifted off without further incident. [Taken from the book American Warrior by J.C. Bahnsen Jr.]
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POSTED ON 5.26.2015

Thank you

I am a student from Radnor High School. I would like to thank you for your service and for protecting our country. Your sacrifice ment a lot because it allowed us to have a better country today. Your contribution in the war was greatly appreciated.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 John Paul Murphy, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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