Warren A Murphy

Warren A Murphy

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MARRERO, LA, USA
U.S. Army
SGT, B COMPANY, 2D BATTALION, 156TH INFANTRY, (TF BAGHDAD), NEW IBERIA, LA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ 01/06/2005

Larry Murphy said his son was a hell of a man.

As a child, Warren Murphy traveled the country as the son of a military man until the family settled in Marrero in 1983, Larry Murphy, a retired Navy master chief petty officer, said Friday night.

After graduating from Archbishop Shaw High School, Murphy joined the Army in 1994. Shortly thereafter, he served as part of a United Nations peacekeeping force in Macedonia. After four years of active duty, Murphy joined the Louisiana National Guard and served as an infantryman, his father said.

Murphy, who as a civilian worked as a deckhand on the Mississippi River and dreamed of earning a captain’s license, had no family of his own, his father said, because “he just hadn’t found the right girl.”

Murphy is survived by his father, mother, three sisters and a brother.

“We’re proud of him,” his father said. “He gave his life for what he believed in.”

Sergeant Warren Murphy, 29, of Marrero, served for 10 years, including a stint as a UN peacekeeper in Macedonia. He was a tugboat deckhand on the Mississippi with plans to become a Captain.

Warren’s portrait is also located on Poster 6

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