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Always Remember Those Who Gave All: MC WW2 Gold Stars and MIA Survivors

Albert Kinzel Murrian

Albert Kinzel Murrian (1922-1945)

MC Class: ex-1945

Years at MC: 1941-1942 (Freshman)

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Life at MC: Unknown

Military Branch: US Naval Reserves

Military Unit: Unknown

Rank: Ensign

Medals Awarded: None Known

Date Missing: 2 May 1945

Date of Death: 29 May 1946 (officially declared deceased)

Location of Death: Pacific Ocean near Japan

Circumstances of Death: "Ensign Murrian was lost with his naval plane May 2, 1945, as the ship returned from a raid on the Jap home islands…Ensign Murrian was lost in action only two days before he was due to take a leave of absence from duty. The officer and the rest of the plane's crew went down after the plane developed engine trouble. Pilot of the ill-fated plane was ensign Murrian himself, according to Navy records." (Obituary in Knoxville Journal on June 6, 1946)

Burial/Memorial Information: Memorials: Section 20, Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee (, Court 1, Courts of the Missing, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii (, and East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (

Additional Information: His son, Robert Phillip Murrian, was 14 months old when his father died in 1944.

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June 6, 1946 Obituary in the Knoxville Journal