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Age:   21
Hometown: Westfield, IN
Date of Death: 4/28/2005
Incident Location: Tal Afar, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

†Army Pfc. Robert W. Murray Jr. Robert W. Murray Jr. wouldn''t let a little thing like a broken leg stand in the way of his dreams. Murray joined the Marines right out of high school, but he broke his leg in basic training and was discharged. Undaunted, he turned around and joined the Army last year. "He wanted to make a difference," said his father, Robert Murray Sr. "We''re very proud of him." Robert Murray Jr., 21, of Westfield, Ind., was killed April 28 by a roadside bomb in Tal Afar along with three other soldiers. He was based at Fort Carson. Murray had a private pilot''s license for single-engine aircraft and had studied aviation management at Indiana State University. He planned to become a pilot after leaving the Army. His former teacher Doug Orahood said Murray was "a thinker" with a dry sense of humor who found it easy to make friends. When Murray was hanging out with a group of students in the hallway, "inevitably, you''d hear laughter," Orahood said. He enjoyed playing music with his father _ both played guitar _ though they preferred rock ''n'' roll of different vintages. He is also survived by his mother, Katrina Murray.
Source: Associated Press
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