Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center in Waltham, Massachusetts
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Dedicated to the Memory of Pfc. Frederick C. Murphy

A Medal of Honor Recipient
Who died in battle March 18, 1945
while saving the lives of others


Frederick C. Murphy spent most of his life in and around Boston, so it was fitting that the nearby Federal Center in Waltham, Mass. was rededicated in his memory in 1994. Murphy was born in Boston and grew up in Quincy, where his family operated motion picture theaters. He attended Thayer Academy in Braintree. He later attended the University of Pennsylvania. Records show he was enrolled for the 1939-40 fall term, but it is unclear whether he remained into the spring semester. He entered the service from Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he was living with his wife, Virginia, and working at a shipyard.

The Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center at 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts, was rededicated on April 18, 1994 in a ceremony attended by Donald VanHooser, presdient of the 65th division Association, as well as the Honorable John F. Kerry and Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, U.S. Senators from the State of Massachusetts. The Federal Center was rededicated by an Act of Congress (Senate Bill 1206) on June 25, 1994 and was signed by President William J. Clinton on April 14, 1994.

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