William Francis Murphy, Captain, United
States Army, was killed in action on Peleliu, Bloody Nose Ridge, September
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.
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
Posted: 24 October 2005