Private First Class Mc Murray was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 6, 1950.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 30, 1951
The body of Pfc. Donald E. McMurray, killed in Korea last Aug. 6, will arrive and services will be held at Galilee Baptist Church. Pfc. McMurray, 20, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. McMurray, Knight road, Neuberts. He enlisted in the Army while still a student at Young High School and served with the 35th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Division. He was a member of Galilee Church. Pfc. McMurray leaves the parents; two brothers, Boatswain’s Mate William T. McMurray, serving in Japan and James R. McMurray, Knoxville; a sister, Mrs. William Blair, Miami, Fla.; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Myers, Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 May 1930
  • Date of death: 6 August 1950
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Panel
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