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Happy Veteran's Day to My Dad, Edward Murray

Here's my Dad, Edward John Murray. He was a Marine dive bomber pilot in the Pacific during WWII. He won two Distinguished Flying Crosses for support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight". He flew the Douglas SDB Dauntless. He also earned 5 Air Medals, awarded for "single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight".


He actively served from 1942 through 1946 when he was discharged as a Captain. Here's to you Dad.


Here's some pictures of Dad and a couple newspaper articles on his exploits.

Lt. Edward Murray in his flight gear

Lt. Edward Murray in his Marine dress uniform with Air Wings

Lt. Edward Murray in his Dress Whites

Lt. Edward Murray, 2nd row, 4th from the right

The Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Article on Edward Murray earning his Air Wings

Article on Edward Murray for which he was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross


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