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Georgia witnesses the celebration of 100th birthday of World War II hero, Edward Murphy


Edward Murphy who earned Purple Heart for his courage in World War II said “Your age is only a number. Keep moving” while celebrating his100th birthday.

Edward Murphy joined US Army served 2 years as a member of the Army’s 29th Division in 1944.

His significant efforts during the war were the reason why he had earned Purple Heart before joining New York City Police Department in 1947 to serve for 20 years in department’s 106th Division.

His survival soul & courage is summarized with his daughter’s quotation; “(One night in battle), they were coming up against the enemy, he said, and it was a foggy night and they could not see. But above on the hill was the enemy with machine guns. All of a sudden, all of his buddies went down, including my dad. His helmet came off, and he looked up, and the picture he saw in the helmet was the Blessed Mother. From that day forward, he was so devoted to her, always”.

Murphy also has worked for 8 years as as a judge for civil cases before his retirement.

In 1942, before joining the war with 2 years, Ed married his beloved woman called Pauline Quigley. That marvelous marriage lasted 66 years before his wife’s death in 2008.

Murphy moved to  Lawrenceville, outside Atlanta to be a family member a senior living facility at the Garden Plaza surrounded by family members & friends.

“Whenever I had any problems, I prayed. I’m satisfied that I get to be 100″, Ed stated to Fox 5 Atlanta.


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