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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
William Donald Murray Jr
SSG Murray Jr died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 1/26/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of HQ-HHC . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Murray Jr originated from N. Weymouth, Massachusetts .
On January 26, 1969, at 0852 hours, a Bobcat from a flame track assigned to Company C stepped on and detonated a 30 pound AT mine. He was killed instantly and another Bobcat suffered busted eardrums from the blast. The incident occurred ½ kilometer northwest of Trung Lap at XT 585223. Two booby trapped hand grenades were located within 30 meters of the mine and were destroyed in place.