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PFC George Bernard Murray
Mon Jul 17, 2017 13:34

PFC George Bernard Murray, U.S. Marine Corps, B Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, was killed by gunshot wounds to the head and chest on 20 November 1943 and reported buried in Cemetery 33 on Tarawa. In November 2011, Chief Rick Stone, while a member of the Department of Defense, submitted reports to JPAC using the RISC System noting that PFC Murray was not a match to any "Unknowns" in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl),including those recovered from Cemetery 33. Continued investigation by the Foundation uncovered additional information to confirm Chief Stone’s original reports that PFC Murray was not a most likely match to any “Unknowns” in the Punchbowl. Remains previously recovered by locals on Tarawa were turned over to JPAC in June 2010 where they were stored on the JPAC Lab shelf. These remains were finally identified as PFC Murray on 9 June 2017.

    • Pfc MurrayHistory Flight, Wed Jul 26 20:51
      PFC Murray was actually recovered on April 10th, 2010 by History Flight, who put his remains in the custody of the local government who turned them over to JPAC in June of 2010.
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