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Hawthorne in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C

U.S. Army (KIA) Vietnam

 
 
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By Don Morfe
1. Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C Marker
Inscription.  S\Sgt. Murray’s squad was searching for an enemy mortar position when a member of his squad tripped a booby trapped grenade. Instantly assessing the danger to his men, Murray without hesitation or regard for his own safety, threw himself on the grenade absorbing the full and fatal impact of the explosion by his self sacrifice, he prevented the death or injury to members of his squad.
 
Erected by Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 41° 5.736′ N, 73° 47.646′ W. Marker is in Hawthorne, New York, in Westchester County. Memorial is on West Stevens Avenue. This marker is inside the entrance to the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven. Robert C. Murray is buried in the cemetery in Section 43, Plot 6A, Grave 9. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 WStevens Ave, Hawthorne NY 10532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W.
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By Don Morfe
2. Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C Marker
(here, next to this marker); Reuben Wright’s Mills (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reuben Wright’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joseph T. Miller (approx. 3.1 miles away); North Castle World War II Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Elmsford Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Isaac Van Wart (approx. 3.2 miles away); Isaac Van Wart Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C. Robert C. Murray was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Vietnam.
 
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By Don Morfe
3. Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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