Virginia Heroes

Christopher Edward Murphy

Corporal, Army

Born: October 18, 1985
Hometown: Lynchburg
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: May 12, 2007
Died In: Al Taqa, Iraq
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

Corporal Murphy served with the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. He was killed when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives.

He was a 2004 graduate of William Campbell High School.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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