This is my sad face...................................... What can I say but that it saddens me to learn of things like this. As to the book " .......we die..." I remember the passages as reported by Heim. Although I've read of Heim's rendition before in other places, I thought this book had set it forth rather well. In fact I have that very passage(s) earmarked for my return time to time. However, credibility is everything. Once a person has been shown to be something other than credible it is a verrrrry rough road to get back from. However, Murphy, unlike Manionan, was ABSOULTELY "there" on June 6th. Normandy being the place and jumping into being the "mode of transportation". I'm supposing that the photos which purport to include Murphy in the "blackface" camo as a "Pathfinder" is also legit. But who the heck knows anymore?!?!?!?!? Brian's documentation seems to be irrefutable and he deserves an "attaboy" for awesome research work. Another great author and researcher who "frequents" this board has been accused of being a "revisionist" but in a negative way (!) and for that I say; if history is incorrect, then it needs to be revised and corrected. People like Brian and others like him are the measure of a "historian" and deserve our respect and recognition.
A case in point............I had an uncle that passed away about 4yrs ago. He was a Bataan Death March survivor. There was no doubt he was in the Philippines and no doubt that he was captured and no doubt he marched as a POW. However, several times while looking at the same series of "Time/Life" photos taken by the Japanese of the surrendering POWs my uncle would point to one or two different photos of two different POWs and say "that one is me".......................then a look again with obvious uncertainty and then a reaffirmation of the identity.
A good name and a good reputation is , after all, all we have in life. Johnny F