Monday, November 21, 2011

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Murray

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Murray, 38, of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

SFC Murray was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 21, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

SFC Murray graduated from Hermitage Springs School in 1991. He joined the Army in September 1991. He reported to Fort Riley in February this year and deployed in April. He served as an armored crew member.

Mother, Wanda, said, "He was always good to people and he was a very loving, caring father to his children. He was a good son, and I am very proud of him. He will be missed by all of us… I miss him all of the time."

SFC Murray's awards and decorations include:

Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Korea Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NATO Medal
Combat Action Badge

Services were held on December 5. Patriot Guard Riders escorted.

SFC Murray is survived by mother, Wanda; wife, Shelee; son, Sebastion; daughter, Savannah; stepson, Christopher Cooley; stepdaughter, Samantha Barnes

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Murray was killed in action on 11/21/11.

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