*MURRAY, ROBERT C.
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant,
U.S. Army, Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, 23d Infantry
Division. Place and Date: Near the village of Hiep Duc, Republic of Vietnam, 7
June 1970. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: 10 December 1946,
S/Sgt. Murray distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader with Company B. S/Sgt.
Murray's squad was searching for an enemy mortar that had been threatening friendly
positions when a member of the squad tripped an enemy grenade rigged as a booby trap.
Realizing that he had activated the enemy booby trap, the soldier shouted for everybody to
take cover. Instantly assessing the danger to the men of his squad, S/Sgt. Murray
unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own safety, threw himself on the
grenade absorbing the full and fatal impact of the explosion. By his gallant action and
self sacrifice, he prevented the death or injury of the other members of his squad. S/Sgt.
Murray's extraordinary courage and gallantry, at the cost of his life above and beyond the
call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and
reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.