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Murray, Pvt. Thomas A. (died 1945)

MURRAY

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/1/2012 at 19:59:46

Algona Upper Des Moines
May 3, 1945

BANCROFT SOLDIER KILLED ON LUZON ISLAND APRIL 19TH

According to word received from the War Department on Wednesday, May 2, by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Murray, of Bancroft, their son, Pvt. Thos. Murray, was killed on Luzon Island, of the Philippines, on April 19th. The message gave no details but stated that a letter would follow.

Pvt. Murray had been in the service since July 26, 1944, and was a visitor at home last Christmas. About the first of they year he was assigned to duty in the Philippines and had taken part in at least one major engagement since that time. Mr. and Mrs. Murray have two other sons in the service, Lt. (jg) Joseph Murray in the Navy and Pfc. Donald Murray, located on the east coast. Two sons, John and James, are at home, and a sister, Mrs. Eileen Kelly also survives her brother.
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80 Kossuth Men Officially Listed As Casualties In War

FIRST RELEASE OF STATE HISTORICAL DEATH SUMMARIES

Eighty men from Kossuth county lost their lives while in the service of their country in World War II.

KOSSUTH'S WAR DEAD.

Murray, Thomas A. Pvt.
Killed in action on Luzon, Apr. 19, 1945. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Murray, Bancroft, Ia.

Source: The Algona Upper DesMoines, Tuesday, January 22, 1946 page 7.

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