William Francis Murphy, Captain, United States Army, was killed in action on Peleliu, Bloody Nose Ridge, September 28, 1944.
He was acting Regimental Planning Officer for the 321st Infantry when he volunteered to lead Rifle Company K.
Maneuvering through the ridge line Company K lost contact with the units to either side. Captain Murphy and a
Rifleman (named Reynolds) attempted to locate the adjacent friendly forces and were killed.
Captain Murphy was awarded the Silver Star and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
MURPHY, WILLIAM F
- CAPT 321 INF AGF USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/16/1918
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/28/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION 12 SITE 1761
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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