James Elmer Murray

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  • Name: James Elmer Murray
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 6, 1923
  • Date of Death: December 4, 1994 (71 years old)
  • Parents: John and Alice Murray
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
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  • Military Highlights:
    James served four years in the Army during World War II.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    James worked for Grand Rapids Public Works, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Ponti-Peterson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1720 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2469, both in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Preceded in death by his father, John Murray in 1970 and a sister, Marge Yeschick in 1986; he is survived by a daughter, Carol Schwartz; his mother Alice Murray; four sisters, Jean Walker, Betty Blomquist, Joyce Dahlgren, and Joan McLaughlin; and two grandchildren.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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