James M. Murray, #180, 1952 – 2005
Former CAP Lt Col Pat Magee writes:
“Jim succumbed to cancer that resulted from the treatments he received when he was nineteen to cure Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After that ordeal that he served as deputy on the second 1972 NY Wing Encampment and subsequently successfully earned his three diamonds.
“Jim was a Brooklyn Group cadet in the late sixties and early seventies. He completed the cadet program and earned the General Carl A. Spaatz Award (#180).
“He is the only member I know of who participated on the International Air Cadet Exchange four times; twice as a cadet and twice as a senior escort. As a senior member he served as the Northeast Region Cadet Activities Officer and after leaving New York worked with the newly established cadet squadron in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was a private pilot.
“Professionally, he served as a Special Agent with the Immigration Service. as a Special Agent and Group Supervisor with US Customs, and was currently working as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles for the Federal Air Marshal program.
“He leaves behind his wife Hallie, and their three ten-year old children, Aidan, Brian, and Sarah. He also leaves a sister and three brothers. His mom Marian still lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
“He was a great friend and will be sorely missed.”