Shawn Matthew Murphy
NAME: Shawn Matthew Murphy
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wyoming
DATE OF BIRTH: November 24, 1982
HOME OF RECORD: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
DATES OF SERVICE: March 29, 2005 to 10 December 2006
UNIT ASSIGNED: Company C, 3rd BN, 509th (ABN)
CAMPAIGNS: Operation Iraqi Freedom
AWARDS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
Private First Class Shawn Matthew Murphy of Fort Bragg, North Carolina was born on November 24, 1982 in Wyoming. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 29, 2005. He graduated One Station Unit Training as an Infantryman from B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of One Station Unit Training, he was assigned to D Company, Special Troops Unit, Support Battalion, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. On January 20, 2006 he transitioned to 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division Headquarters Replacement Company. On October 16, 2006 he arrived to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne) where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. While deployed with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne) he was attached to Task Force 1-26 where he participated in numerous combat operations and patrols in Eastern Baghdad in support of Operation Together Forward II. PFC Murphy was an integral part of the team, dedicated to mission accomplishment, and displayed unwavering courage and commitment. PFC Murphy is survived by his wife Kirsten, mother Tonya, and father Mark.
York High grad among three paratroopers killed in Iraq (PilotOnline.com, Dec. 14, 2006)
Army Pfc. Shawn Murphy, a 2001 graduate of York High School, was one of three soldiers killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq on Sunday.
Murphy's hometown is now listed as Fort Bragg, N.C. He was deployed wth the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
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