Army Badge
  • Name: Dr. Joseph Emmett Murphy
  • Location of Birth: Ishpeming, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: July 25, 1914
  • Date of Death: August 24, 1984
  • Parents: Cornelius Murphy & Lucy (Stenglein) Murphy
  • High School and Class: 1932 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: MAJOR
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: October 13, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: May 4, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Dr. Joseph Emmett Murphy
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: July 25, 1914
    Birth Place: Ishpeming, Michigan, USA
    Residence Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: General Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: C. M. Murphy, Coleraine, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: August 1945 – “Capt. Joseph Murphy also writes the Service Club from England this week. Joe says, “Our hospital has been completely evacuated, and we are anxiously awaiting transportation for a visit at home. I hope that I may express my appreciation in person very shortly.”

    Newspaper article: January 1946 – “Capt. Joseph Murphy has arrived in the States from Belgium, and expects to receive his discharge from service this week. Mrs. Murphy, who has made her home in Coleraine while he was away, will meet him in Minneapolis.”

    Newspaper article: February 1946 – “Jos. Murphy, M.D., who is here on terminal leave from the army, after two years of overseas duty, has been promoted to a Major. He is the son of Mrs. C. M. Murphy of Coleraine.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Dr. Joseph Murphy died in Cass County, Minnesota.

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