Murray S. Pulver

Murray S. Pulver

Murray S. Pulver

Captain Murray S. Pulver was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 26 January 1942. Captain Pulver commanded Bravo Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th  Infantry Division from July 16, 1944 to the end of the war in May 1945. During his first engagement he personally knocked out two enemy tanks with a bazooka and earned the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in action. He was discharged from active service on 15 November 1945. | In 1970, Mr. Pulver was elected President of the New York State Beef Cattlemen Association and became the first President of the State Simmental Association. In 1986, he wrote the book, The Longest Year, based on his personal experiences during World War II. | Captain Pulver's military awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal 2/ 2s, 3 Purple Hearts, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Presidential Unit Citation at Mortain, France

More Information

  • Rank

    Captain

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Distinguished Service Cross

  • Year Inducted

    2005

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02315