A Currahee lost in battle, remembered in our hearts

Elmer L. Murray Jr.


Sgt. Elmer Murray Jr. was killed in action on June 6, 1944 in the D Day invasion of France. 1st Sgt. Evans was killed with 16 other Currahees when the aircraft they were in was hit and exploded over Ste. Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France.

Sgt. Murray was buried with 22 others in Ste. Mere-Eglise. The remains were brought back to the United States in 1952 and reburied in a mass grave at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO.

A Memorial was dedicated in France on June 3, 2000 commemorating this D-Day crash.

 

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