This Day In Norwood History-June 20

Norwood Police Chief’s Son, 19, Killed in Action

NORWOOD — Police Chief James M. Murphy was notified Wednesday that his son, Lance Cpl Richard B. Murphy, 19, was killed Saturday at Kwang Tri Province, Vietnam.

He was attached to Company M, 1st Battalion of the 4th Marines, and had been twice wounded prior to being killed. He had been recommended for the Vietnamese medal for gallantry in action at Hill 552.

A graduate of Norwood High School, he was the second oldest of 10 children of Chief Murphy. His father and mother, both former Marines, met and married while in the Corps during World War II.

He was the sixth Norwood boy to lose his life in Vietnam.

Lcpl Richard Murphy, USMC, Norwood, MALcpl Richard Murphy, USMC, Norwood, MA Thu, Jun 20, 1968 – 33 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com
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