US Army Sergeant 1st Class Dennis R. Murray, from Red Broiling Springs, Tennessee, was killed in action on 21st November 2011 when an insurgent bomb detonated in Kandahar province.
38-year-old Sgt. Murray was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas. He joined the Army in September 1991 as an armored crew member. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.
His awards include the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.