John J. Murphy

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 22
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 13 / 123
Date of Birth: 26-Jul-1945
Neighborhood: West Oak Lane
High School: Cardinal Dougherty High School
Street: Somers Avenue
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 07-Jan-1967
Province of Casualty: Kien Hoa
The 1963 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School wrote to one of his brothers that if he didn�t make it home from Vietnam, he wanted the money due him to go to his three brothers� educations. He was a receiving clerk at the Sears Northeast store for two years before enlisting in the Marine Corps in October 1965. The 21-year-old lance corporal, an ammunition carrier, was assigned to Cornpany C of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Murphy died in Thanh Phu in the Mekong Delta on Jan, 7, 1967, a week after he arrived in Vietnam. In addition to his brothers, be was survived by his parents and a sister.