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:
24 Nov 1982 - Private First Class Shawn Matthew Murphy of Fort Bragg, North Carolina was born in Wyoming.
00 May 2001 - Graduated from York High School
29 Mar 2005 - He enlisted in the United States Army.
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.
20 Jan 2006 - He transitioned to 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division Headquarters Replacement Company.
16 Oct 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.
10 Dec 2006 - PFC Shawn . Murphy was Killed in Action when an improvised explosive device detonated next to his HUMVEE in Baghdad. Also killed were SGT Brennan C. Gibson and SPC Phillip C. Ford
York High grad among three paratroopers killed in Iraq (PilotOnline.com, Dec. 14, 2006)
Army Pfc. Shawn Murphy. 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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