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Old 12-28-2017, 16:09   #1
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SGM(R) Joseph Murray

I just got word about the passing of another Son Tay Raider.

SGM(R) Joseph Murray’s viewing and funeral will be at:

Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
545 Ramsey Street.
Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Phone: (910) 483-1331

Viewing: 2 January 2018 (Tuesday) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Funeral: 3 January 2018 (Wednesday) at 12:30pm at the Chapel of the Funeral Home and his burial will be at the Sandhills NC Veterans Cemetery at 2:00pm.

He was my first SGM. And all others fell short in comparison, some just a little some a lot.

I graduated the Q-course as an E2 and signed in to A-1/7. Reported to the SGM and it was going well. After about 20-minutes he said, "take those danged mosquito wings off. I'd rather have you out of uniform than see those in my formation."

He the took me to the barracks, my room was an empty 4-man, with 4 wall lockers and 2 bunks, and said, "This is your house‎. I don't care if you paint it black and put glow in the dark stars up...Let's go and see some of your neighbors."

We went next door and they opened the door and I was sure the crap was going to hit the fan‎ as the floor was covered in dirty clothes, pizza boxes, equipment, and empty beer cans/bottles. Nope, not one word as we sat there and drank a couple of beers.

That was my first day. The others are very equally fond.

Rest in deserved Peace Sergeant ‎Major.

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Old 12-28-2017, 16:14   #2
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Rest In Peace SGM.

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Old 12-29-2017, 04:28   #3
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Rest In Peace SGM Murray
Vaya con Dios
Go raibh tú leathuair ar Neamh sula mbeadh a fhios ag an diabhal go bhfuil tú marbh

"May you be a half hour in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead"
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:10   #4
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Rest In Peace, Warrior and thank you for your service and sacrifice!

My condolences to those of you who knew him personally.
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Old 12-29-2017, 16:59   #5
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Prayers out.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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