Paul St. Clair Murphy
|Paul St. Clair Murphy|
Paul St. Clair Murphy
July 7, 1850|
New York City, New York
|Died||November 9, 1931
Brooklyn, New York
|Place of burial||Evergreen Cemetery Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1873–1910, 1917–1920|
World War I
|Awards||Marine Corps Brevet Medal|
Paul St. Clair Murphy (July 7, 1850 – November 9, 1931) was an American officer serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War. He was one of 23 men to be awarded the Marine Corps Brevet Medal
He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1873 and fought in several wars including the Spanish–American War and World War I. In 1893 he commanded the Marine Detachment that guarded the exhibits for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. The Naval exhibit contained items that were loaned by the United States Department of State and other foreign governments for display.
In 1894 Commandant of the Marine Corps Colonel Heywood appointed Captain Murphy to lead the Marine Corps School of Application. Murphy started this assignment March 8, 1894 and on May 3, 1894 the school graduated its third class of officers and second class of noncommissioned officers.
On October 10, 1910 he retired as a Colonel on his own request, but returned to active duty from April 1917 to June 1920 during World War I.
Marine Corps Brevet Medal citation
- The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Captain Paul St. Clair Murphy, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for gallant service as Fleet Marine Officer, North Atlantic Fleet, in the naval battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898. On 10 August 1898, Captain Murphy is appointed Major, by brevet, to rank from 3 July 1898.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
- John E. Lelle SgtMaj. USMC (Ret) (1988). The Brevet Medal. Quest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-915779-02-1.
- "Marine Corps Officers: 1798 to 1900". Naval Historical Center. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- Edward S. Haynes (May 1972). "The United States Marine Corps Brevet Medal and Its Recipients". The Collector. 23 (5).
- "Hall of Valor". Paul Murphy. Military Times. Retrieved 2009-08-01.