Man and Moment: Charles Murray: Defining a Hero
Charles P. Murray, Jr. was a young commanding officer in the 3rd Infantry Division near Kaysersberg, France. His heroic actions on December 16, 1944 propelled him into history and he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Other achievments included the French Legion of Honor and military and civic awards through the decades of service to country, including the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Colonel Murray's life was defined by heroism and humility, a sacred obligation to serve his country.
Underwriting grants from Gayle O. Averyt, William Barnet III, Dan and Sharon Roach and Santee Cooper enabled the telling of his story, from France to V-E Day commemorative honors in Salzburg, Austria, and to Columbia, South Carolina, which he called home.