WILLIAM J MURPHY
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 20 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOSEPH MURPHY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J MURPHY

PANEL / LINE

13W/20

DATE OF BIRTH

09/16/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1970

HOME OF RECORD

NEW CASTLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Castle County

STATE

DE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOSEPH MURPHY
POSTED ON 7.2.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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POSTED ON 1.24.2017
POSTED BY: Cassie McNulty Foster

Friend

Willie was a childhood friend of my brother, Chalie McNulty in New Castle, Delaware. He used to come over to our house to hang out and fool around. My best guess is that the boys were 14 or 15 since it was before I left for college in '65. He was a lot of fun and he and my brother had good times together. I was heartsick when I heard of his passing years ago. RIP, Willie! I'll be looking for your name when I visit the Memorial. I have never forgotten you and the fun teenager you were. My brother is gone now also, but I know you were in his thoughts often.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2016
POSTED BY: Norris Lovette

A Hero not forgotten

William J. Murphy was my cousin. His father was also a veteran who fought in combat. When Willie died I was in college earning a degree in engineering after four years in the US Navy. I remember reading a letter his mother showed me, in which he said other's were getting hit, but for some reason he was safe so far. He said it just wasn't his time yet. Not long after that I attended his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.
Willie, I'm sad to say that I did not have the chance to know you better as an adult. I thank you for giving you're life for me and for your country. Your courage and zest for life have left a lasting impression on me. You are a hero and a very courageous man. We all miss you. Your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. I have read about you in "Charlie Ranger" and I have a better appreciation for how much you encouraged and inspired the men around you and how they loved you for it.
My best memory of you was as a pre-teen. You came up to me to give me a kiss goodby on the cheek, so I leaned over for it and got a big, sloppy, loud raspberry. Thanks Willie, I needed that!
Norris Lovette
US Navy, Ret.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2016
POSTED BY: 1SG Joey B Welsh USA-Ret

NEVER FORGOTTEN

On this Memorial Day May 30, 2016 I wanted to tell you that "YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN." You now have a profile page in the Together We Served Army web site. This site has over 300,000 members and it's the largest Army web site.

Also your page will be in there forever so I will see you long before that.
RIP BROTHER.

RLTW ?
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: 1SG Joey B Welsh USA-Ret

ABOUT THIS UNIT

To learn what this unit actually did there is a non fiction book, "CHARLIE RANGERS" published in Feb, 1989 written by unit members Don Erickson and John Rotundo which was the first book ever published by men who were there.
"Rangers Lead The Way "
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