John Alphonsus Murphy
|John Alphonsus Murphy|
July 28, 1881|
New York City, New York
|Died||November 29, 1935(aged 54)|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1897 - 1906|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Murphy was born February 26, 1881 in New York City, New York and enlisted into the Marine Corps from Washington, D.C. January 5, 1897. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. He received the Medal for his actions in Peking, China from July 21-August 17, 1900 and it was presented to him December 11, 1901. He died November 29, 1935 
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Drummer, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 26 February 1881, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900, Murphy distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
- Schuon, Karl (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Murphy, John Alphonsus. Franklin Watts, Inc. p. 152. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "MURPHY, JOHN ALPHONSUS". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 8, 2010.