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
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 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60134182/albert-kinzel-murrian), Court 1, Courts of the Missing, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii (https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/murrian%3Dalbert), and East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (https://etvma.org/veterans/albert-k-murrian-9699/)
Additional Information: His son, Robert Phillip Murrian, was 14 months old when his father died in 1944.
June 6, 1946 Obituary in the Knoxville Journal
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