Alfonso Murphy

I’m so glad there is a website like this one to honor our heroes. In my case my hero is my dad Angel A. Murphy. He served in Korea and Vietnam. Although he did not speak much about the Korean war for obvious reasons but he would always tell me that the Army did a lot to shape his life.

Back in 2003, in the early days of Google I was curious to see if could find anything on my dad. After searching for a while I ran into a publication called “The Puerto Rican Soldier”, which I believe is the same people that run this website. In the publication there was an issue from 2003 that had a picture posted by Carlos M. Bonilla. The picture was while Carlos was in Korea during 4/1952 – 2/1953. In it was Carlos M. Bonilla, my dad and four other friends.

I want to thank Carlos for submitting that picture and giving us a glimpse of my dad in his early days.