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Robert Murphy, at 83; led paratroopers to D-day site

COL. ROBERT MURPHY COL. ROBERT MURPHY
By Gloria Negri
Globe Staff / October 9, 2008

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In Sainte-Mère-Eglise, a small town in the Normandy region of France, is Rue Robert Murphy, a street named in honor of the Roslindale lad who joined the Army at 17, parachuted there on D-day, and dedicated part of his life to maintaining the memory of the civilians and soldiers who died there on June 6, 1944. (Full article: 884 words)

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