Captain Murray Snyder was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 9 November 1942, Class Number 96. His first duty assignment was as Company Officer, 18th Replacement Battalion, Camp Sutton, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Officer and Commanding Officer, Company A, 18th Battalion; Transportation Officer, 18th Replacement Battalion, 1st Replacement Depot, North African Theatre of Operations; Company Executive Officer, Commanding Officer, Company O, 6th Army Ground Forces Replacement Depot No. 2, Fort Ord, California. | His awards and decorations include: American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/2 bronze service stars for participation in Rome-Arno and North Apennines Campaigns World War II Victory Medal.