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Jacob John Murphy

Age: 21

Rank: Lance corporal

Branch of service: Marines

Hometown: Turlock

High school: Freedom High, Class of 2003

Specialty: Infantry

Currently serving in: Iraq

Family: Mother and stepfather, Lupe and Dwane Gwin of Hilmar; father, Robert Murphy of Delhi

Of note: This is Murphy's second year in the Marines, but his first on deployment; he is stationed at Camp Pendleton.

The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:

Pat Machado

P.O. Box 5256

Modesto, CA 95352

or e-mail to: