PFC, U.S. Army 




Taken POW While in Action South Korea

MAY 18, 1951:  Died in Captivity North Korea

(Body Not Recovered)

William Murphy's fellow POWs Henry Contreras and Billy Joe Harris return the Corkman's watch to the Murphy family a half-century after his death.  


Memorial card placed at the Korean War Memorial on October 30, 2004. Murphy died in North Korea as a prisoner of war. His remains have never been recovered.


Irish on the Wall

Irish in the Korean War

The Irish in WWII

Irish in Other Wars and Armies