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Murray A Crowe

Prineville, Oregon

September 8, 2013

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
47 Army SFC

Army Recruiter

 Murray, aka "Mung", joined the Army in 1984 and was still serving as an Army Recruiter when he passed. Deployed to both OIF and OEF, Murray was a Bradley Master Gunner, Airborne, and Air Assault. For his patriotism, Murray was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Expert Infantry badge.

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September 14, 2013

From The Bend Bulletin bendbulletin.com 09/13/13:

Murray A. Crowe
Published: September 13. 2013 4:00AM PST
Feb. 23, 1966 - Sept. 8, 2013

SFC Murray A. Crowe, 47, of Terrebonne, passed away September 8, 2013, in Prineville, Oregon.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Prineville Armory. Pastor Steve Mickel will officiate. The Oregon National Guard is saddened at the tragic passing of SFC Murray A. Crowe.

He was born February 23, 1966, to Dennis and Patricia Crowe. He graduated from Newport High School 1984, and went into the United States Army immediately following graduation. He later earned an Associates of Arts from Thomas Edison State College in 2006.

He had a life-long love of flying and spent much of his free time flying his plane. He also loved to go sailing with his family. He was a talented mechanic who truly enjoyed working on anything mechanical.

He was always eager to help his friends with any project they happened to have. He made friends that were life-long and was loved by all who knew him.

Above all else, he was a dedicated family man who loved to spend time with his wife, Carmen; his daughter, Stefanie; and his son, Steven. He is also survived by his mother, Patricia; brother, Dean; and sister, Julie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Band of Brothers or American Cancer Society through Whispering Pines Funeral Home 185 NE 4th Street, Prineville, Oregon.

From The Bend Bulletin bendbulletin.com 09/09/13:

Prineville plane crash victim identified
Published: September 09. 2013 12:11PM PST
The pilot of the crashed aircraft Sunday near Prineville airport was identified by Prineville Police Department as Murray Allen Crowe, 47, of Terrebonne.

Crowe was pronounced dead at the scene after crashing an experimental Challenger II aircraft around 11:30 a.m., according to reports in The Bulletin. He was the only occupant of the aircraft.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Crowe received a student pilot license on June 27.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have taken control of the investigation into the cause of the crash, said Prineville Police Department Capt. Michael Boyd. Witnesses of the crash told Boyd they saw the plane shaking violently before crashing into the ground.

The Challenger II, a light sport aircraft, is usually built by hobbyists from a kit and can cruise at 85 mph, according to the manufacturer’s website.

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