James R. "Murph" Murphy, RM1c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...James R. "Murph" Murphy, RM1c
Sadly, Jim died from injuries he received in a car wreck on July 16th, 2006
Aug. 14th, 2006
The family of James R. Murphy expresses their thanks and appreciation for the expressions of sympathy and concern thru their cards, phone calls, letters, memorials, flowers, etc. at the time when we lost Jim.
May the Lord Bless each of you,
Ruth Murphy and Family
Letter received Oct. 26th, 2000
Earl Boynton, RM2c
Robert Burroughs, CRM
James Henderson, Jr., S2c
Robert Kohlmann, RM1c
Joseph Laratro, SM2c
Charles Maschinot, RT2c
Richard Thunstedt, RM1c
Michael Van Kessel, RM2c
Donald Wilcox, RM3c
Norval Kelley, RM3c
Andrew L. Liggett, Y3c
I was involved in bombarding the Japanese held islands from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa. I was
also on the SLC during the Battle of the Komandorskis where the SLC received extensive damage.
Update....Sept. 9th, 2000
About "Bikini"..... The crew of the SLC was assigned to a transport, so
after the two Atomic blasts,
Henderson Jr., ET1 (who set up the "Walkie-Talkies") and I were sent
back aboard during the day. I was the operator, relaying messages back to
the transport. Mostly for the scientist. There were animals place on top
side. We did this for three days if my memory is correct. We had
protected clothing issued and would return each evening for
decontamination. I never showed or had any bad results so far. I still
correspond with Henderson who now lives in Florida.
"Our Navy" Magazine Article on the USS PENSACOLA
March 26th, 1943
This American and Japanese version of the Battle of the Komandorski Islands is reprinted from the "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II."
Message from Sandy Eskew
James R. Murphy sent me a complete list of names of men who were with the RADIO GANG during WWII.
Jim Murphy modeling a SLC Jacket at the 2006 Reunion in Catoosa, OK.
Operation Crossroads Veterans
SLC Deck Log Nov. 1942
|Jim & Ruth attended the following SLC Reunions: 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1997 2003 2004 2006|
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