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John R. Murray

Home of record: Brookline Massachusetts
Status: POW

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant John R. Murray (AFSN: 0-1908577), United States Air Force, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving with the 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing, in Korea.

General Orders: Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders No. 134 (1952)

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Regiment: 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing

Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

First Lieutenant John R. Murray (AFSN: 0-1908577), United States Air Force, was captured by communist forces after he was shot down over North Korea on June 28, 1951, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his release on 2 September 1953, during Operation Big Switch at the end of the war.

General Orders: NARA Database: Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War, 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954

Action Date: June 28, 1951 - September 2, 1953

Service: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Regiment: 8th Fighter-Bomber Group

Division: Prisoner of War (Korea)