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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.736′ N, 73° 47.646′ W. Marker is in Hawthorne, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on West Stevens Avenue. Touch for map. 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 W.Stevens Ave, Hawthorne NY 10532, United States of America.
 
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. (here, next to this marker); Reuben Wright’s Mills (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reuben Wright’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away);
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By Don Morfe
2. Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C Marker
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.
 
Categories. War, 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. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. 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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