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Man and Moment Documents Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient's World War II Story

For Immediate Release
November 27, 2012

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From the Civil War to present day, less than 3,500 people have ever been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Charles P. Murray Jr., a South Carolinian included in this most exclusive club, will have his WWII experience documented in Man and Moment: Charles Murray, Defining a Hero; broadcast premiere on December 13 at 8:00 p.m. on SCETV.

Col. Murray was a young commanding officer in the Third Infantry Division near Kaysersberg, France on December 16, 1944 when his heroic actions propelled him into history.  Using grenades and an automatic rifle, he managed to confuse and completely disorganize a force of 200 German soldiers. 

This special follows Col. Murray’s exploits, which, in addition to the Medal of Honor, have also garnered him the French Legion of Honor and military and civic awards. Col. Murray’s story spans from his time in France, to V-E Day commemorative honors in Salzburg, Austria, to the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and finally back to Columbia, S.C., which he called home until his death on August 12, 2011. 

Following the premiere of Man and Moment: Charles Murray, Defining a Hero on December 13, SCETV will air Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burriss and the Crossing at 8:30 p.m. 

There will be an encore presentation of Man and Moment: Charles Murray, Defining a Hero on December 16 at 4:00 p.m. on SCETV and December 19 at 8:00 p.m. on the South Carolina Channel.

Funding for Man and Moment: Charles Murray, Defining a Hero was provided in part by Gayle O. Averyt, William Barnet III, Dan and Sharon Roach and Santee Cooper.

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.

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Man and Moment Documents Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient’s World War II Story
Col. Charles Murray. Public domain service photo. Photo Credit: US Army and US National Archives


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