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Robert Murphy War Record

Murphy was not in Sicily, joined Co A late in July í43 as either a replacement for Co A of the 505th Parachute Infantry or was in the hospital but did not go into Sicily.

Murphy got his Combat Infantryman's Badge for Salerno, not Sicily.       

Heís wounded on 30 September 1943 (15 days in combat)

Murphy wounded on 6 June 1944 shot in the ass (in combat a few hours), was not at la Fiere after 6 June 1944.

Murphy was in jail waiting for a trial 12 September 1944 only avoided jail by jumping into Holland.

Murphy sick again on 31 October 1944 to 8 November 1944 (8 days) NBC (Non-Battle Casualty).

Murphy in hospital again 5 December 1944 never again in combat.  He was NBC starting on 5 December.

In total it showing his Morning Report pages only had one mistake made is when they have Murphy listed as WIA at the very end.  That was a Non-Battle Casualty. 

Murphy used a Section 8 scam the first week of March 1945 to go home before the War ended.  He was back in states 23 May 1945 months before Veterans who had the points were able to come back to the States.  Murphy left Europe on 1 May 1945, the Co A men for the 505th Prcht Inf were still at war, but Murphy wasnít.  This Goldbricker has a street named after him in St. Mere Eglise, how sad is that?

Boston Obit has him at 17 joining the service Murphy was 18 and the Boston Obit has him as a Col.  Murphy was never higher that a Private during WWII though.  He has Sgt down on his discharge, which is pure fantasy as well.  Murphy did not lead the Pathfinders into Normandy with the 82nd Abn Div contrary to what someone put in the comment section of this 2008 Boston Obit said.  Murphy was a Private and an Officer led the 82nd Abn Div into Normandy.  Murphy was in the third plane of the Pathfinders for the 82nd Abn Div 505th Prcht Inf.  How can a Private lead Officers into combat?  They canít.  He was a Pathfinder, but he didnít outrank Officers and NCOs.

Murphy and Manoian were two birds of a feather.  Both were in the Service but that is the only thing we can trust.  Murphy kept quiet about Manoian because Manoin must have known that Murphy came home early as well.  Both Murphy and Manoian were able to go home early Murphy 1 May 1945 and Manoian 2 May 1945.

In the Robert Murphy 53-55 discharge he is listed as being in Sicily and Northern France.  Murphy was in neither.  None of the 505th Prcht Inf men were in Northern France Campaign as that was between 25 July 1944 and 16 September 1944.  The 505 was in England at that time period.  Murphy was a Pathfinder but apparently it wasnít enough for him.  

A 505th Prcht Inf Veteran who went through the entire was in combat a total of 304 days.  Murphy was in combat a total of 56 days or 19 percent of the 505th Campaigns.  Murphy spent much more time in the Hospital for NBC (Non-Battle Casualty) than time in combat.

Murphy and Manoian are heroes to some, why I donít know as they both worked the system and got back before a majority of the Soldiers in Europe.  Murphy had one brief moment of redemption with his book No Better Place to Die.  Murphy recorded the Co A men in Normandy and did good work in the book.  Even then Murphy had to change the book and put his name in the key spots of the book and removed the names of his fellow Co A men in some instances in the second edition of his book.  

Show me one Paratrooper that brags about his exploits in combat and Iíll show you a liar.  I have yet to meet (speak) to a single Paratrooper who bragged about his exploits.  They might brag about things other that combat, but never about killing someone.

Some people will scream and cry at the top of their lungs but that is all they can do.  The documentation shows the truth and some people hate the truth. 

Click here to see the documentation.

Brian N. Siddall

June 5, 2014

An update to a 2014 article about Robert Murphy

Last week (2nd week of April 2017) a question was asked about why did St. Mere Eglise name a street after Robert (Bob) Murphy and the real heroes who helped to liberate St. Mere Eglise weren't given as street name?  This was posed on 505th Facebook Page.

Quite a few people commented and gave thumbs up wondering the same question. Glen Mallen started to attack me personally.  I don't worry about "men" who play soldiers.  Mallen even gives himself promotions as well. If anyone watches the TV series the Big Bang Theory Sheldon Cooper does the same thing when playing soldier. The term lol is very appropriate in this case.

The person who runs the 505 FB Group is Barbara Fortenbaugh. She removed that post even though many in the group were having a dialog about why real heroes donít have street names in St. Mere Eglise but Murphy did. Since itís her group she can do as she pleases which is fine.

Then yesterday April 20, 2017 I posted just a link instead about Murphy. Late last night I received a message from Ms. Fortenbaugh again stating that she was going to remove the post about T/4 Zimmerman if the link to Murphy wasnít removed. Once again showing a real hero like T/4 Zimmerman and just a link to Murphy was too much for some people to look at. Just a link, go figure.

I have now left the 505th Group and you can read this here, Response to Ms. Fortenbaugh.

Of course early this morning on the 505th FB Group Glen Mallen once again complained in a post about just a link. Mallen then goes on saying this;

ďYour Murphy article is full of distortions and ignores that people already know about themĒ.

Does Mallen talk about the "distortions he" say exist?  No as there arenít any. This is what it looks like when someone tries to marginalize someone. Mallen is obviously a huge Murphy fan and doesnítí like it that Murphy pulled a Section 8 scam to get out of the Service.

Mallen then says this ďmake a mockery of the otherwise good researchĒ is disingenuous at its finest. He doesnít like it that his hero got out of the service early and tries to denigrate my work.

It was Howard Melvin (who was the Sergeant Major for the 505th Prcht Inf at the end of WWII) who did most of the expose about Manoian back in 2001. He had started work on Murphy too but died before he could finish his research. Attached to this it shows that Mr. Melvin had gotten some of the records showing Murphyís many visits to the hospital and the fact he had been arrested in September of 1944.

Mallen doesnít want people to know that Murphy is a liar and will try and keep people from looking at the documentation. Remember Mallen never once spoke to the documentation but did about an obituary. On the plus side Mallen the Murphy fan didnít threaten to kill me just tried to discredit documentation.

Another Murphy fan has threatened to kill me not once, but twice. His name is Stuart Robertson and lives in Normandy. Stuart Robertson in 2015 called and threatened to kill me if I ever went to Normandy.  Stuart Robertson also sent emails that day in April of 2015 and threatened to make sure if I came over that I would not be allowed to go home.  Attached are the emails from April of 2015.

I really thought at first it was a joke and it had to be a friend joking around. It turns out the treat was real and it was from Stuart Robertson. I thought a person with issues would go away but no. In March of this year when Cook was exposed Stuart Robertson shows up again. On Facebook messaging Stuart Robertson once again threatened me with violence if I go over to Normandy.

I have attached the Facebook message sent by Stuart Robertson but be forewarned his writing is disgusting and threatens violence. This is the same Stuart Robertson on Facebooi here

Once again on the plus side that same day in March of 2017 I had updated the Fakes and Liars page and forgot the link for Murphy. When Stuart Robertson posted to my page it reminded me that I had to update the link for Murphy. If Stuart Robertson hadnít posted on my site it would still not be on the fakes and liars page.

If you look at Stuart Robertson FB page you will see he is a big fan of Manoian, Murphy and Cook among others.  He has issues, no doubt about it. Here is a picture of him on his own site and he canít even dress himself properly it seems. (lol as the saying goes).

It is becoming more and more apparent that just like the Plumley lovers there are quite a few WWII lovers of fakes and liars as well. I have only had Stuart Robertson threaten violence in relation to WWII but have quite a few on the Plumley issue who has threatened to kill me. These people are, shall we say, trouble at the very least.

Brian Siddall
April 22, 2017

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