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