Skip to comments.Son Tay Raider SGM Joe Murray Will Be Laid To Rest Today
Posted on 01/04/2018 1:18:04 PM PST by JP1201
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The SF community lost a legend.
What an American!!
And then compare him to some of those who supposedly are representing us in Washington.
Not even close............
RIP, honored soldier.
The entire operation was conducted out of Eglin AFB. It was led by Colonel Bull Simons.
He later led a bunch of Ross Perot’s employees out of Iran after the Muzzies took over. It was quite an adventure.
Specifically: Enlistment period
Periods of training including basic
Was jungle training a portion of that training and was it held in Panama in November 1969?
The reason I ask is because I played softball with a black guy two years ago who is now in prison for impersonating a federal law enforcement official (his second offense after serving 3 years in prison from 2010 - 2013) who always bragged about being a Vietnam vet and was special forces.
None of his claims set well with me since he said he did his jungle training in Panama in Nov of 1969, which was when I arrived there just after turning 19 years of age. At the time he would have been 3 or 2 years younger than me..............Yea, he's a phony but sooner or later he'll get out and I'll see him in softball again.
Quite a story.
A true patriot and American hero. Did you know that three POWs were given battlefield commissions as an indirect result of the raid?
From SOFREP News: “The official name is the Jungle Operations Training Center (JOTC). For many years the U.S. Army had a jungle operations school located in the Panama Canal Zone in Central America.”
Send off for his records.
If you have a good name and approximate dates of service send off for a copy. You’ll get a one page summery and a copy of the form 2 (IIRC) sanitized.
Can’t remember if it’s $25.
Ha, showed up at SWC in 1988 - and did end up the special subject’s team leader at O&I.
1989 was a 1SG in 1st Battalion.
Only knew the CSM from a distance.
As it happens, I was the JFKSWC School Sergeant Major that Joe Murray replaced when I retired on June 1, 1989.
Joe was a good soldier and a good friend. His passing is a loss felt by the entire Special Forces family.
Keep an eye on the perimeter, Joe. We’ll all be along shortly.
RIP, and say hello to those who proceeded you brother.
To where and aren't they confidential?
Go here to request records:
Add to that that it's highly likely that the felon never served, I wouldn't be finding out anything.
I got that giant one sheet SWC phone directory for 1989 in a drawer somewhere.
Have to dig it out and look at all the names again.
You would get a letter back saying he has no record.
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