Thomas Murrin, Jr

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
27 September 1947 - 26 May 1968
New York, New York
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Thomas Murrin, Jr

28 Jul 2002


by his comrades in arms from
VVA Chapter 421

Posted by a Vietnam Veteran,
Lester Modelowitz

15 Oct 2003

A distant relative paying his respects to a brave soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his country.

I'm humbled to share a surname with somebody who has shown such valour.

Dr Richard Murrin

13 Mar 2007

I was only seven when you died, my cousin. But I remember you and have your name from the Wall in Washington.

Anthony Arndt
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Heavy fighting was the norm throughout Quang Tri Province during the spring of 1968, particularly in the west around Khe Sanh and along the DMZ border to the east. During the period 22 through 28 May the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, lost 42 Marines and sailors in action, with 21 of the losses coming on a single day - 26 May. Corporal Crawford was one of three men from Mike 3/3 killed in action on that day:
  • H&S Company:
    • HM2 Thomas W. Peterson, Lake Wells, FL
    • Cpl Randall W. Kelpine, Milwaukee, WI
    • Cpl William B. O Halloran, New York, NY
    • LCpl Wilbert W. Cuch, Springville, UT

  • I Company:
    • LCpl Lester Erby, Clarksdale, MS
    • Pfc Rudy Cardenas, San Antonio, TX
    • Pfc Ralph A. Gearheart, Crestline, OH
    • Pfc Larry Jones, Gary, IN
    • Pfc Thomas Murrin, New York, NY
    • Pfc Ray L. Penland, Seadrift, TX
    • Pfc De Wayne M. Selby, Bismarck, ND
    • Pvt Kenneth E. Bradley, Nashville, TN
    • Pvt Richard L. Incrocci, Madera, CA

  • K Company:
  • M Company:
    • SSgt Raymond I. Garcia, Hayward, CA
    • Cpl James P. Crawford, Fullerton, CA
    • Cpl Craig B. Holt, Woonsocket, RI

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 Jul 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009