Camp Lejeune service member killed in Miss. crash identified by family

Joseph Murray ( photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - One of the seven Camp Lejeune service members killed in Monday's military transport plane crash in Mississippi has been identified by his family. reports the family of Joseph Murray, 26, held a press conference Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla. Murray joined the Marines in 2009 after graduating from high school. His family said he's served two tours in Afghanistan and was a special operations (MARSOC) Marine based in Camp Lejeune.

Murray is survived by his wife, Gayle and four children, three boys and a girl. They are currently still living in the Camp Lejeune area. His wife gave a comment on her husband's death.

"Everyone knew him as a family man. He would do anything for me and our kids. He loved to play his guitar and ukulele for us. What he wanted most in the world besides our happiness was to destroy evil on this earth."

Murray's father also told News4Jax his son thought destroying evil was his calling.

The website reports Murray's parents were heading to the state to help their daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

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