James Robert Murphy, age 72, of Pueblo West, Colo. James went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 19, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara; children, Todd (Kim) Murphy and Michelle Murphy; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In loving memory of James, a celebration of life service will be held today at 6 p.m. at the Shamrock Brewing Co., 108 W. 3rd St.
Published by The Pueblo Chieftain on Sep. 21, 2019.
One of three men most influential in my life. 1SG Murphy (graduate of the 7th Army NCO Academy, Bad Tolz, West Germany) was that to so many more of his soldiers, the result of being one of the top 10 enlisted leaders in the U.S. Army. He cared for every one of his soldiers, and ruled with a "gloved" iron fist, but NOBODY messed with his troops without dealing with him.