Here is some additional information. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188044842/dan-e.-murphy
Name: Dan E Murphy Birth Date: 20 Sep 1918 Death Date: 27 Sep 1980 Enlistment Branch: ARMY Enlistment Date: 22 Jul 1944 Discharge Date: 6 Feb 1946 Name: Dan E Murphy Race: White Marital status: Married Rank: Private Birth Year: 1918 Nativity State or Country: Kansas Citizenship: Citizen Residence: Jefferson, Alabama Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Bakers Enlistment Date: 22 Jul 1944 Enlistment Place: Fort Levenworth, Kansas Service Number: 37735556 Branch: No branch assignment Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 03 Weight: 000
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