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  • Veteran profile: Tom Murphy

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  • Age: 86
    Residence: Chillicothe, Mo.
    Family: Wife, Mary; son, Mike; daughter, Gail
    Occupation: Retired farmer
    Education: Chillicothe Business College (4 years), at government expense
    Military service: Navy for 4 years and 18 months in Navy hospitals with fever caused by radiation from A-bomb at Nagasaki, Japan
    Rank: 3rd Class Petty Officer
    Assignment: Three battles: Iwo Jima, Philippines, and Okinawa; two in occupation of Japan, after they surrendered
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