SGT Elmer L. Murray, Jr.
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion
KIA 06/06/44

items from John J. Rieman, son of Nancy Smollock Murray Rieman
[widow of SGT Elmer L. Murray, Jr. (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 06/06/44)]

Historical Display
After his mother's death, John Rieman, son of Nancy Smollock Murray
Rieman [widow of SGT Elmer "Moe" Murray, Jr. (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR,
KIA 06/06/44 in the
crash of Plane #66)] donated SGT Murray items to the 506th
Association. The Association framed the items, to be included in Historical
Displays at the Association's Currahee Reunions and other 506th events.




Newspaper Article

Inglewood, CA newspaper article which describes how Elmer Murray's
mother learned of his death the day before receiving an official telegram.

The seventeen Easy Company Currahees, who were killed in the D-Day crash
of Plane#66, were first buried in Sainte Mere-Eglise, France with their flight
crew. They were brought back to the United States in 1952 and reburied in a
mass grave at
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, MO.





Telegram

November 13, 1944 telegram received by SGT Murray's mother.
BG Robert H. Dunlop was the Acting Adjutant General of the US Army.




Elmer Murray

Back of photo: Moe - my love

Below are two photos taken at this same tree.




Currahee Scrapbook

This collage of 2 Elmer Murray photos was published in the
Currahee Scrapbook, 506th PIR 20 July 1942 - 4 July 1945




Poem

IT'S ALWAYS YOU

Poem sent to his wife Nancy




SGT Elmer L. Murray, Jr.
Back of photo:
NEGATIVE No. 3315C
ON FILE AT P.O. BOX 1749
CHARLOTTE, N.C.




Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead
1952


Britain's Homage
8.25 x 11.25" book published to honor the 28,000 Americans
who were based in Great Britain and who died in WWII.




IN MEMORY OF

IN MEMORY OF
Sgt. E. L. Murray

Each book was stamped with the individual KIA
soldier or sailor's name and sent to their family.


Mailing Label

Mailing label of book sent to Nancy Smollock Murray, widow of
SGT Elmer L. Murray, Jr. (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 06/06/44)



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